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Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Biblical Seeker

Many churches describe themselves as seeker-friendly. Basically, they take a survey of what people want in a church and then please them. While it certainly isn’t wrong to take suggestions and better meet people’s needs, it’s important to help people seek God.

I’ve found almost seventy “seeker-friendly” Bible verses. Here are just a few of them:
Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.
Psalm 22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
Psalm 27:8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
Psalm 34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
Psalm 63:1 <<A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.>> O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is.
Psalm 105:4 Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.
Psalm 119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
Proverbs 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.
Jeremiah 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Amos 5:6 Seek the LORD, and ye shall live.
Amos 5:8 Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name.
Luke 11:10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Acts 17:27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

After reading these verses (and all the rest of the seeker-friendly Bible verses), I was impressed by some common threads:
  • All are about seeking God.
  • He who seeks God will find Him.
  • Many of the people expressed a very strong desire to find God.
  • God meets the needs of those who seek Him.

In the Bible, “seeking” is all about God. It’s not about what pleases the person; it’s about what pleases God. When people seek God, they find Him and they find blessing.

Another great blessing is that God seeks us. The Bible says that’s why Jesus was sent to the earth—to seek and to save sinful people.

Can you imagine?

Even though few seek God as we should, He seeks us. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost (Luke 19:10).

Let’s praise God and seek Him with all of our hearts!


  1. Amen !!! Gloria a Dios!! Eso es lo que yo también pienso. Aunque cuesta darse cuenta sobre todo si vienes del mundo y nunca has oído que Dios te busca, para guiarte, quererte, cuidarte, protegerte y todo lo bueno que te pueda dar o hacer, él te lo da o hace.
    Hebreos 11:6 Pero sin fe es imposible agradar a Dios; porque es necesario que el que se acerca a Dios crea que le hay y que es galardonador.
    Romanos 5:1 Justificados, pues, por la fe, tenemos paz para con Dios por medio de nuestro Señor Jesucristo.


    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and Hebrews 11:6 and Romans 5:1. It is a blessing that Jesus seeks us.


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