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Seeking God

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Acts 17:27

that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;

1 Chronicles 22:19

"Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise, therefore, and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God into the house that is to be built for the name of the LORD."

Psalm 14:2

The LORD has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there are any who understand, Who seek after God.

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Acts 15:16-17

'AFTER THESE THINGS I will return, AND I WILL REBUILD THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID WHICH HAS FALLEN, AND I WILL REBUILD ITS RUINS, AND I WILL RESTORE IT,

Amos 9:11-12

"In that day I will raise up the fallen booth of David, And wall up its breaches; I will also raise up its ruins And rebuild it as in the days of old;

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.

Hosea 10:12

Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD Until He comes to rain righteousness on you.

Amos 5:4-6

For thus says the LORD to the house of Israel, "Seek Me that you may live.

Jeremiah 50:4

"In those days and at that time," declares the LORD, "the sons of Israel will come, both they and the sons of Judah as well; they will go along weeping as they go, and it will be the LORD their God they will seek.

Hosea 3:4-5

For the sons of Israel will remain for many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar and without ephod or household idols.

Hosea 5:13-15

When Ephraim saw his sickness, And Judah his wound, Then Ephraim went to Assyria And sent to King Jareb But he is unable to heal you, Or to cure you of your wound.

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the LORD'S anger.

Zechariah 8:20-23

"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'It will yet be that peoples will come, even the inhabitants of many cities.

Deuteronomy 4:29-31

"But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.

2 Chronicles 15:1-2

Now the Spirit of God came on Azariah the son of Oded,

Isaiah 45:19

"I have not spoken in secret, In some dark land; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, 'Seek Me in a waste place'; I, the LORD, speak righteousness, Declaring things that are upright.

Jeremiah 29:11-14

'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

Matthew 7:7-8

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Luke 11:9-10

"So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Luke 16:19-31

"Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day.

2 Chronicles 11:16

Those from all the tribes of Israel who set their hearts on seeking the LORD God of Israel followed them to Jerusalem, to sacrifice to the LORD God of their fathers.

Deuteronomy 4:27-29

"The LORD will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where the LORD drives you.

1 Chronicles 22:17-19

David also commanded all the leaders of Israel to help his son Solomon, saying,

2 Chronicles 15:12-15

They entered into the covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and soul;

Psalm 63:1

O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Luke 12:31

"But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

Psalm 27:4

One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.

Matthew 13:44-46

"The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

2 Kings 22:11-20

When the king heard the words of the book of the law, he tore his clothes.

2 Chronicles 14:2-7

Asa did good and right in the sight of the LORD his God,

2 Chronicles 17:3-6

The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the example of his father David's earlier days and did not seek the Baals,

2 Chronicles 20:1-4

Now it came about after this that the sons of Moab and the sons of Ammon, together with some of the Meunites, came to make war against Jehoshaphat.

Ezra 8:21-23

Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God to seek from Him a safe journey for us, our little ones, and all our possessions.

Psalm 27:4-8

One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.

Daniel 9:2-3

in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, observed in the books the number of the years which was revealed as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet for the completion of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years.

Acts 13:1-3

Now there were at Antioch, in the church that was there, prophets and teachers: Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Psalm 69:32

The humble have seen it and are glad; You who seek God, let your heart revive.

Romans 2:7-8

to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life;

2 Chronicles 30:18-20

For a multitude of the people, even many from Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun, had not purified themselves, yet they ate the Passover otherwise than prescribed. For Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, "May the good LORD pardon

Jeremiah 26:17-19

Then some of the elders of the land rose up and spoke to all the assembly of the people, saying,

Psalm 119:2

How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart.

Psalm 24:3-6

Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? And who may stand in His holy place?

Isaiah 65:9-10

"I will bring forth offspring from Jacob, And an heir of My mountains from Judah; Even My chosen ones shall inherit it, And My servants will dwell there.

Psalm 34:8-10

O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!

Matthew 6:31-33

"Do not worry then, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear for clothing?'

Luke 12:29-31

"And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.

Psalm 27:4-5

One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.

Proverbs 28:5

Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the LORD understand all things.

Daniel 2:17-23

Then Daniel went to his house and informed his friends, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, about the matter,

Isaiah 40:30-31

Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly,

Luke 22:42-43

saying, "Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done."

1 Chronicles 16:10

Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.

Psalm 40:16

Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let those who love Your salvation say continually, "The LORD be magnified!"

Psalm 70:4

Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, "Let God be magnified."

Psalm 105:3

Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.

Hosea 10:12-13

Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD Until He comes to rain righteousness on you.

Isaiah 59:1-2

Behold, the LORD'S hand is not so short That it cannot save; Nor is His ear so dull That it cannot hear.

2 Chronicles 26:16-18

But when he became strong, his heart was so proud that he acted corruptly, and he was unfaithful to the LORD his God, for he entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense.

2 Chronicles 16:12

In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa became diseased in his feet. His disease was severe, yet even in his disease he did not seek the LORD, but the physicians.

Zephaniah 1:4-6

"So I will stretch out My hand against Judah And against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem And I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, And the names of the idolatrous priests along with the priests.

Romans 1:21-23

For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Amos 5:5-6

"But do not resort to Bethel And do not come to Gilgal, Nor cross over to Beersheba; For Gilgal will certainly go into captivity And Bethel will come to trouble.

Isaiah 58:1-9

"Cry loudly, do not hold back; Raise your voice like a trumpet, And declare to My people their transgression And to the house of Jacob their sins.

1 Chronicles 10:13-14

So Saul died for his trespass which he committed against the LORD, because of the word of the LORD which he did not keep; and also because he asked counsel of a medium, making inquiry of it,

Leviticus 20:6

'As for the person who turns to mediums and to spiritists, to play the harlot after them, I will also set My face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12

"There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,

1 Samuel 28:4-20

So the Philistines gathered together and came and camped in Shunem; and Saul gathered all Israel together and they camped in Gilboa.

Acts 16:16-18

It happened that as we were going to the place of prayer, a slave-girl having a spirit of divination met us, who was bringing her masters much profit by fortune-telling.

2 Chronicles 15:13

and whoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman.

Deuteronomy 13:6-10

"If your brother, your mother's son, or your son or daughter, or the wife you cherish, or your friend who is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods' (whom neither you nor your fathers have known,

Psalm 119:155

Salvation is far from the wicked, For they do not seek Your statutes.

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Perseverance » To be manifested in » Seeking God

Procrastination » To be avoided in » Seeking God

Seeking God » Examples of

Psalm 119:10

With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments.

Ezra 8:21

Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God to seek from Him a safe journey for us, our little ones, and all our possessions.

John 12:21

these then came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and began to ask him, saying, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."

2 Chronicles 11:16

Those from all the tribes of Israel who set their hearts on seeking the LORD God of Israel followed them to Jerusalem, to sacrifice to the LORD God of their fathers.

Seeking God » Ensures » His being found

Deuteronomy 4:29

"But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.

Seeking God » None, by nature, are found to be engaged in

Psalm 14:2

The LORD has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there are any who understand, Who seek after God.

Luke 12:30

"For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things.

Seeking God » Saints » Earnest in

Song of Songs 3:2

'I must arise now and go about the city; In the streets and in the squares I must seek him whom my soul loves.' I sought him but did not find him.

Song of Songs 3:4

"Scarcely had I left them When I found him whom my soul loves; I held on to him and would not let him go Until I had brought him to my mother's house, And into the room of her who conceived me."

Seeking God » Should be » With the heart

1 Chronicles 22:19

"Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise, therefore, and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God into the house that is to be built for the name of the LORD."

Deuteronomy 4:29

"But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.

Seeking God » Saints » Engage in, with the whole heart

Psalm 119:10

With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments.

2 Chronicles 15:12

They entered into the covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and soul;

Seeking God » Saints » Early in

Isaiah 26:9

At night my soul longs for You, Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; For when the earth experiences Your judgments The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

Psalm 63:1

O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Job 8:5

"If you would seek God And implore the compassion of the Almighty,

Seeking God » Includes seeking » His strength

Psalm 105:4

Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually.

Seeking God » Ensures » Life

Psalm 69:32

The humble have seen it and are glad; You who seek God, let your heart revive.

Amos 5:4

For thus says the LORD to the house of Israel, "Seek Me that you may live.

Amos 5:6

"Seek the LORD that you may live, Or He will break forth like a fire, O house of Joseph, And it will consume with none to quench it for Bethel,

Seeking God » Includes seeking » His commandments

Malachi 2:7

"For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

1 Chronicles 28:8

"So now, in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of the LORD, and in the hearing of our God, observe and seek after all the commandments of the LORD your God so that you may possess the good land and bequeath it to your sons after you forever.

Seeking God » Includes seeking » The city which God has prepared

Seeking God » In his house

Psalm 27:4

One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.

Deuteronomy 12:5

"But you shall seek the LORD at the place which the LORD your God will choose from all your tribes, to establish His name there for His dwelling, and there you shall come.

Seeking God » Includes seeking » His precepts

Psalm 119:45

And I will walk at liberty, For I seek Your precepts.

Psalm 119:94

I am Yours, save me; For I have sought Your precepts.

Seeking God » Includes seeking » Christ

Malachi 3:1

"Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming," says the LORD of hosts.

Luke 2:15-16

When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, "Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us." So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger.

Seeking God » Includes seeking » His kingdom

Luke 12:31

"But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

Seeking God » Commanded

Seeking God » Includes seeking » His face

Psalm 105:4

Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually.

Seeking God » Leads to joy

Psalm 70:4

Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, "Let God be magnified."

Psalm 105:3

Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.

Seeking God » The wicked » Sometimes pretend to

Isaiah 58:2

"Yet they seek Me day by day and delight to know My ways, As a nation that has done righteousness And has not forsaken the ordinance of their God They ask Me for just decisions, They delight in the nearness of God.

Ezra 4:2

they approached Zerubbabel and the heads of fathers' households, and said to them, "Let us build with you, for we, like you, seek your God; and we have been sacrificing to Him since the days of Esarhaddon king of Assyria, who brought us up here."

Seeking God » Exemplified » Jehoshaphat

2 Chronicles 17:3-4

The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the example of his father David's earlier days and did not seek the Baals, but sought the God of his father, followed His commandments, and did not act as Israel did.

Seeking God » By prayer

Job 8:5

"If you would seek God And implore the compassion of the Almighty,

Seeking God » Exemplified » hezekiah

2 Chronicles 31:21

Every work which he began in the service of the house of God in law and in commandment, seeking his God, he did with all his heart and prospered.

Seeking God » The wicked » Prepare not their hearts for

Seeking God » Saints » Prepare their hearts for

2 Chronicles 30:19

everyone who prepares his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though not according to the purification rules of the sanctuary."

Seeking God » Saints » Set their hearts to

2 Chronicles 11:16

Those from all the tribes of Israel who set their hearts on seeking the LORD God of Israel followed them to Jerusalem, to sacrifice to the LORD God of their fathers.

Seeking God » Includes seeking » Justification by Christ

Galatians 2:16-17

nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified. "But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? May it never be!

Seeking God » Exemplified » Uzziah

2 Chronicles 26:5

He continued to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding through the vision of God; and as long as he sought the LORD, God prospered him.

Seeking God » Exemplified » Josiah

2 Chronicles 34:3

For in the eighth year of his reign while he was still a youth, he began to seek the God of his father David; and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Asherim, the carved images and the molten images.

Seeking God » Exemplified » Asa

2 Chronicles 14:7

For he said to Judah, "Let us build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, gates and bars. The land is still ours because we have sought the LORD our God; we have sought Him, and He has given us rest on every side." So they built and prospered.

Seeking God » Ensures » His favor

Lamentations 3:25

The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.

Seeking God » Punishment of those who neglect

Zephaniah 1:4-6

"So I will stretch out My hand against Judah And against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem And I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, And the names of the idolatrous priests along with the priests. "And those who bow down on the housetops to the host of heaven, And those who bow down and swear to the LORD and yet swear by Milcom, And those who have turned back from following the LORD, And those who have not sought the LORD or inquired of Him."

Seeking God » Afflictions designed to lead to

Psalm 78:33-34

So He brought their days to an end in futility And their years in sudden terror. When He killed them, then they sought Him, And returned and searched diligently for God;

Seeking God » The wicked » Rejected, when too late in

Proverbs 1:28

"Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,

Seeking God » Ensures » Understanding all things

Proverbs 28:5

Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the LORD understand all things.

Seeking God » Saints » Specially exhorted to

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the LORD'S anger.

Seeking God » Includes seeking » His righteousness

Seeking God » Includes seeking » His word

Isaiah 34:16

Seek from the book of the LORD, and read: Not one of these will be missing; None will lack its mate For His mouth has commanded, And His Spirit has gathered them.

Seeking God » Exemplified » Daniel

Daniel 9:3-4

So I gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes. I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed and said, "Alas, O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments,

Seeking God » The wicked » Are gone out of the way of

Psalm 14:2-3

The LORD has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there are any who understand, Who seek after God. They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one.

Seeking God » Should be » With diligence

Seeking God » Is never in vain

Isaiah 45:19

"I have not spoken in secret, In some dark land; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, 'Seek Me in a waste place'; I, the LORD, speak righteousness, Declaring things that are upright.

Seeking God » Shall be rewarded

Seeking God » Includes seeking » His name

Psalm 83:16

Fill their faces with dishonor, That they may seek Your name, O LORD.

Seeking God » The wicked » Not led to, by affliction

Isaiah 9:13

Yet the people do not turn back to Him who struck them, Nor do they seek the LORD of hosts.

Seeking God » Should be » While he may be found

Seeking God » Should be » Immediate

Hosea 10:12

Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD Until He comes to rain righteousness on you.

Seeking God » Should be » Evermore

Psalm 105:4

Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually.

Seeking God » Ensures » Gifts of righteousness

Hosea 10:12

Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD Until He comes to rain righteousness on you.

Seeking God » They who neglect denounced

Seeking God » Promise connected with

Psalm 69:32

The humble have seen it and are glad; You who seek God, let your heart revive.

Seeking God » Imperative upon all

Isaiah 8:19

When they say to you, "Consult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter," should not a people consult their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living?

Seeking God » Ends in praise

Psalm 22:26

The afflicted will eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the LORD Let your heart live forever!

Seeking God » Blessedness of

Psalm 119:2

How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart.

Seeking God » Exemplified » David

Seeking God » The wicked » Refuse, through pride

Seeking God » Should be » In the day of trouble

Psalm 77:2

In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; In the night my hand was stretched out without weariness; My soul refused to be comforted.

Seeking God » Ensures » His not forsaking us

Psalm 9:10

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.

Seeking God » Ensures » Being heard of him

Seeking God » Saints » Purpose, in heart

Seeking God » Saints » Characterized by

Psalm 24:6

This is the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek Your face--even Jacob. Selah.

Seeking God » Includes seeking » Honor which comes from him

John 5:44

"How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?

Seeking God » Exemplified » -ezra

Ezra 7:10

For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the LORD and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel.

Seeking God » Ensures » His protection

Ezra 8:22

For I was ashamed to request from the king troops and horsemen to protect us from the enemy on the way, because we had said to the king, "The hand of our God is favorably disposed to all those who seek Him, but His power and His anger are against all those who forsake Him."

Seeking God » Ensures » Prosperity

Job 8:5-6

"If you would seek God And implore the compassion of the Almighty, If you are pure and upright, Surely now He would rouse Himself for you And restore your righteous estate.

Seeking God » Saints » Desirous of

Job 5:8

"But as for me, I would seek God, And I would place my cause before God;



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