“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jer. 29:13

Blaise Pascal once said, “Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that unless we love the truth, we can never know it.” How much more so is this statement true today?
We must search after God with passion and tenacity. If you already know him, hear the lesson of (Ps. 42:1-2) “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.” Are you truly thirsting for the living God? This being the question for the saved then what about the unsaved? The search for truth is perplexing in a world with so many spiritual/life options. How can they ever sort out what to believe?
Jesus has an answer for us in (Luke 11:9) “if you ask, you will receive; if you seek, you will find, and if you knock the door will be opened to you.” Never does He say it will be easy or that truth would be right out in the open or served up to you. Just the opposite, the answer to their spiritual search will come if they persistently look for it. This is why God tells us through the prophet Jeremiah “you will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart”
This statement counters our tendency to be complacent. There is no question, it is much easier to put off thinking about deep or weighty spiritual matters, to passively accept common thoughts and practices or to just submit to the teachings of authorities who would like to share their beliefs with you. However, if we want to know and live by the truth we must come to the point when we must mature and make certain we have embraced the right beliefs.
If you will really desire truth and set your heart to seek it, you will be led to Jesus. Then the good news is, you will find that He came to seek and to save you (Luke 19:10) Upon being found you will embrace His teaching and “then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” (Jn.8:32). As you are freed you will experience the truth of what (Heb. 11:60) tells us “God rewards those who earnestly seek him”
If you are saved seek Him today and grow in the truth, if you are lost and searching learn to ask, seek, and knock. May God bless you in your earnest endeavor for the truth!
In His Service,
Eric Barnes