The one who searches for what is good finds favor,
but if someone looks for trouble, it will come to him.
Seek good and not evil
so that you may live,
and the Lord, the God of Hosts,
will be with you,
as you have claimed.
Seek the Lord, all you humble of the earth,
who carry out what He commands.
Seek righteousness, seek humility;
perhaps you will be concealed
on the day of the Lord’s anger.
if you seek it like silver
and search for it like hidden treasure,
I love those who love me,
and those who search for me find me.
Then they will call me, but I won’t answer;
they will search for me, but won’t find me.
A discerning mind seeks knowledge,
but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.
He has brought you near, and all your fellow Levites who are with you, but you are seeking the priesthood as well.
But as for you, do you seek great things for yourself? Stop seeking! For I am about to bring disaster on every living creature’—this is the Lord’s declaration—‘but I will grant you your life like the spoils of war wherever you go.’”
And from that time he started looking for a good opportunity to betray Him.
The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false testimony against Jesus so they could put Him to death.
As the crowds were increasing, He began saying: “This generation is an evil generation. It demands a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.
You pore over the Scriptures because you think you have eternal life in them, yet they testify about Me.
Because they disregarded the righteousness from God and attempted to establish their own righteousness, they have not submitted themselves to God’s righteousness.
What then? Israel did not find what it was looking for, but the elect did find it. The rest were hardened,