Posts Tagged ‘He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.’

Diligence Brings Rewards

February 20, 2015

Hebrews 11:6 AMP
6 But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].

Diligently seek the Lord!

In prayer and worship
With all your heart
With all your soul
With all your strength -Deut 4:29;Jere 29:13;Deut 6:5

Diligence brings rewards!

Proverbs 8:17 AMP
17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me early and diligently shall find me.

Diligently seek His face!
Follow hard and be upheld
You will find Him and
Know experiencing His love is better than life!
In the shadow of His wings sing for joy! –Ps 63

 

Word Study

From NetBible Heb 11:6

  • diligently seek[1567] = seek carefully, crave, seek in order to find, strive after

From NetBible Deut 4:29;Jere 29:13

  • seek[01875] = seek with care, in prayer and worship
  • *“You will seek me and find [me] because you will seek me with all your heart.”

From NetBible Prov 8:17;Ps 63:1

  • seek diligently[07836] = seek earnestly, painstakingly, early

From NetBible Ps 63:8

  • my soul follows hard[01692] = my soul clings, cleaves
    * pursues hard enough to overtake, pursues with determination

From NetBible Ps 63:3

  • *experiencing – The psalmist does not speak here of divine loyal love in some abstract sense, but of loyal love revealed and experienced.

 

Seeking the LORD’s Face

March 20, 2014

1 Chronicles 16:11 AMP … Seek the Lord and His strength; yearn for and seek His face and to be in His presence continually!

What keeps us from seeking the Lord? 

PRIDE is one big thing …

Psalm 10:4 AMP … The wicked one in the pride of his countenance will not seek, inquire for, and yearn for God; all his thoughts are that there is no God [so He never punishes].

From NetBible Ps 10:4

  • *pride of his countenance = according to the height of his nose: refers to an arrogant or snooty attitude; it likely pictures one with his nose turned upward toward the sky in pride.
  • * the wicked … thinks, “God won’t hold me accountable; he doesn’t care”.(NET)
  • *the wicked … in all his thoughts there is no room for God.(NIV)

The heart determines how much the Lord is sought. Is the Lord and His presence a vital need? 

Psalm 27:8 AMP … You have said, Seek My face [inquire for and require My presence as your vital need]. My heart says to You, Your face (Your presence), Lord, will I seek, inquire for, and require [of necessity and on the authority of Your Word].

Jeremiah 29:13 AMP … You will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.

Faith is required to seek and please the Lord.

Hebrews 11:6 AMP … But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].
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Praise You Lord Jesus, You reward those who diligently seek You. Stir our hearts to yearn for Your presence as a vital need. Thank You that as we seek You with our whole hearts, we will find You!

Diligently Seek

October 23, 2011

Hebrews 11:6Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Diligently seek!

In prayer and worship
With all your heart
With all your soul
With all your strength -Deut 4:29;Jere 29:13;Deut 6:5

Let your whole being follow hard after Me -Ps 63:8
The more you seek Me with your whole heart
The more you will find Me
And know experiencing My love is better than life! -Ps 63:3

I AM a shield of protection
… to those who love Me
… to those who know My name
… to those who earnestly wait in hope for Me
-Ps 33:20-21

In the shadow of My protective wings
… they sing for joy
… rejoice with gladness
… celebrate in joyful triumph!
-Ps 63:7; Ps 91:14; Ps 5:11-12

Those who know Your name will trust in You, for You, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek You. -Ps 9:10

Word Study

From NetBible Heb 11:6

  • diligently seek[1567] = seek carefully, crave, seek in order to find, strive after

From NetBible Deut 4:29;Jere 29:13

  • seek[01875] = seek with care, in prayer and worship
  • *“You will seek me and find [me] because you will seek me with all your heart.”

From NetBible Ps 63:8

  • my soul follows hard[01692] = my soul clings, cleaves, pursues hard enough to overtake, pursues with determination

From NetBible Ps 63:3

  • *experiencing – The psalmist does not speak here of divine loyal love in some abstract sense, but of loyal love revealed and experienced.

From NetBible Ps 5:11

  • rejoice[08055] = make glad, brighten up with whole disposition :: also from Ps 33:21
  • sing for joy[07442] = celebrate aloud in joyful triumph, to joyfully overcome :: also from Ps 63:7
  • joyful in You[05970] = jump for joy, exult, celebrate triumphantly