The Pursuit of God
"Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles." Proverbs 1:5-6
The advancements our world has made in technology, biology, and all of the other ologies over the past centuries is astounding. It is mind-boggling to consider we can quite easily travel to the moon, talk to anyone anywhere at any time, and that we can cure many diseases—understanding the human body like never before.
But with all of this study and learning we have applied to the earthly condition, we have failed in our learning with regard to spiritual matters.
It seems to me that since we are here on earth for such a short time and in eternity forever, we should want to learn as much as we possibly can about the forever. Yet, many simply ignore this reality. Even as Christians we have become so lazy and sloppy in our pursuit of Jesus that we simply follow the culture around us and sit week after week being bottle-fed by our local pastor of choice.
Something is very wrong with this picture, my friend. I don’t know much, but I know this must change. And the change must start with me and with you.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.”
We cannot deny that we are eternal beings.
“The high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, the Holy One, says this: I live in that high and holy place where those with contrite, humble spirits dwell; and I refresh the humble and give new courage to those with repentant hearts” (Isaiah 57:15).
Is your spirit contrite? Is it humble? Do you need new courage? I know Someone Who will refresh us with this much-needed courage as we pursue Him—forever.
“From eternity to eternity I am God. No one can oppose what I do” (Isaiah 43:13).