Seek the Lord, Ps 34:8-10

Ps 34:8-10 says, “They that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.”  When you seek the Lord, you find:

His power – Rom 1:16; 1 Cor 1:18 the gospel is the power of God unto salvation; the preaching of the cross is the power of God.  God is the one who must save us.  We are powerless to save ourselves.  And then when we are saved we need to live by Phil 3:10, the power of his resurrection.  You see this power of God in your life when you die to self, and live unto God.  You have Jesus in you.  And you can do all things through Christ, Phil 4:13.

His peace – Rom 5:1, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Jn 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.”  Gal 5:22 the fruit of the Spirit includes peace.  You can live your life with much less stress and anxiety than you are living right now when you find the peace of God.  In Phil 4:6-7 you find the peace of God that passeth all understanding.

His purpose – Rom 8:28; 2 Tim 1:9-11.  Paul’s purpose was to be a preacher, apostle, and teacher of the Gentiles.  He had been a persecutor and a Jewish Pharisee.  The remarkable purpose of God is that God would use this particular man to preach to Gentiles and write 14 New Testament epistles.  I wonder what he has for you to do.  God sets the members in the body as it pleases him, 1 Cor 12:18.  When you seek God you will find his purpose for your life.

His provision – Phil 4:19. “My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”  You don’t have to worry about making a living.  You just want to learn how to live in Christ.  You’ll find his provisions when you find him.

His pleasure – Ps 16:11, “in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”  We should not only have a spiritual connection to the Lord but an emotional connection, as well.  Our relationship with him is grounded in faith, and faith is not feeling.  But if our relationship with him is unemotional, then we’ll make other emotional attachments to satisfy this void.  Jesus wept at Lazarus’s tomb and the people saw how much he loved him.  Jesus’ relationship with Lazarus was emotional as well as spiritual.  2 Tim 3:1-4, these days people are lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.  However, God has pleasures that far exceed the pleasures of this world.   When you seek him, you find pleasures like the world has never known.  IN 2 Sam 6:16, David leaped and danced before the Lord.  In Acts 3:8, the lame man was walking, and leaping, and praising God.

His protection – Ps 4:8.  The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.  Safety is of the Lord.  Prov 3:25-26, “Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.  For the Lord shall be they confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.”  Heb 13:6, “The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”

Conclusion: We must seek the Lord to have his power, pleasure, protection, provision, peace, and purpose.  Quit seeking these things from the world and start seeking God.