Posts Tagged ‘Hebrews 11:6’

Diligently ASK!

August 28, 2018

Ask, Seek, Knock
Matthew 7:7-8Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
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Diligently seek and BELIEVE!
Hebrews 11:6 But without 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.
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Praise the Lord
Diligently Ask, Seek and Knock
BELIEVE!
The Lord sees and hears the cry of His people –
Ps 34:15
He knows what is needed
Even before He is asked –
Is 65:24;Mt 6:8
His answer is already on the way
Trust Him!

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Psalm 34:15The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and His ears are attentive{open} to their cry.

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Related:
Diligently ASK!{prayer}
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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!

Faith For Things Unseen

November 28, 2013

Hebrews 11:1 AMP … Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

Hebrews 11:1 NKJV … Now faith is the *substance[5287] of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Faith is the firm foundation of our hope
All we’ve seen of God’s provision
Teaches us to trust Him and have faith for things unseen!

The Son is the exact nature/substance of God
Faith in Jesus Christ is the substance/firm foundation of our hope!

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].

Hebrews 3:14 … For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance{substance[5287]} firm until the end …

Hebrews 10:22-25 AMP
22 Let us all come forward and draw near with true (honest and sincere) hearts in unqualified assurance and absolute conviction engendered by faith (by that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness), having our hearts sprinkled and purified from a guilty (evil) conscience and our bodies cleansed with pure water.

23 So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word.

24 And let us consider and give attentive, continuous care to watching over one another, studying how we may stir up (stimulate and incite) to love and helpful deeds and noble activities,

25 Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching.

Hold fast the substance of our faith in Jesus Christ until the end!

Word Study.

From Netbibe: Heb 11:1

  • substance[5287] = a setting or placing under, firm foundation, confidence, firm trust, assurance
    *from a compound of [5259] = place under
    and [2476] = make to stand, firm, fixed, established on sound foundation

From Vine’s Expository Dictionary

  • [5287] is translated “substance”
    (a) in Hebrews 1:3, of Christ as “the very image” of God’s “substance;” here the word has the meaning of the real nature of that to which reference is made in contrast to the outward manifestation (See the preceding clause); it speaks of the Divine essence of God existent and expressed in the revelation of His Son. The AV, “person” is an anachronism; the word was not so rendered till the 4th cent. Most of the earlier Eng. versions have “substance;”
    (b) in Hebrews 11:1 it has the meaning of “confidence, assurance” (RV), marg., “the giving substance to,” AV, “substance,” something that could not equally be expressed by elpis, “hope.”

From Netbibe: Heb 1:3
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His nature{substance[5287]}, and upholds all things by the word of His power. …

  • The Son, Jesus Christ is the exact nature/substance of God

From Netbibe: Heb 3:14
For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance{substance[5287]} firm until the end …

  • Hold fast the substance of our faith until the end

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Related:
Faith – Hold Fast!
Faith – Keep Walking!
All the Facts

Believe and Seek!

December 5, 2012

Take heed: you do not find what you do not seek!
… Quote from -Daily Guideposts Reflection

Matthew 7:7-8 AMP … Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you. For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened.

Ask and keep on asking

You do not have because you do not ask. -Ja 4:2

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up{. -Lk 18:1

Seek and keep on seeking

… you will find Him[the Lord] if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul. -Dt4:29

And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. -Jere29:13

Knock reverently and keep on knocking

Jesus said “Truly, truly, I say to you, I AM the door of the sheep. … if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved … I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” -Jn10:7-10

… and the sheep follow Him because they know His voice. -Jn10:4

Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. -Rev3:20

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].

BELIEVE!
Jesus Christ is Lord
Earnestly seek Him with all your heart and soul.

Keep on Asking
Keep on Seeking
Keep on Knocking

PERSIST and don’t give up!

BELIEVE that Jesus is the door
BELIEVE that He rewards those who diligently seek Him.

The door wil be opened unto you if you don’t give up!

May You know Jesus Christ as Lord and be richly rewarded by the One under whose wings you have come to seek refuge. Rest secure in the shadow of the Almighty. REJOICE and sing for joy! -Ru2:12;Ps91:1,4;Ps61:4;Ps63:7

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

Everlasting King Eternal

March 22, 2011

From everlasting to everlasting You are God -Ps 90:1-2
You reign King eternal above all -1 Tim 1:17
You are my strong tower
My strong tower I run into and am safe. -Prov 18:10

From everlasting to everlasting I am loved
Continually I am drawn in mercy -Jer 31:3
By my everlasting God.

No tongue can bid me to depart -Isa 54:17
For I am hid in Christ my Savior -Col 3:1-3
My King eternal
My everlasting God.

Question: Why run?

Draw me after you and let us run together! The king has brought me into his chambers.” “We will rejoice in you and be glad; We will extol your love more than wine. Rightly do they love you.” -Song 1:4

My soul follows hard after You; Your right hand upholds me. -Ps 63:8

But without 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. -Heb 11:6

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You. -Ps 9:10

Those with faith know His name and trust Him –> so they run after, follow hard after, diligently seek Him because they love Him.

Word Study

From NetBible Ps 90:1, Ps 71:3

  • dwelling place[04583] = habitation, refuge,
    a place to be covered, concealed & safe

From From NetBible Prov 18:10

  • *The metaphor of “running” to the Lord refers to a whole-hearted and unwavering trust in God’s protection*safe- Heb “is high” or “is inaccessible.” This military-type expression stresses the effect of the trust – security, being out of danger (see HALOT 1305 s.v. שׂגב). Other scriptures will supply the ways that God actually protects people who trust him.

    safe[07682] = to be set on high, inaccessibly high, out of reach

From NetBible Jer 31:3; Song 1:4

  • Draw is used figuratively of a master gently leading an animal with leather cords (Hos 11:4) and of a military victor leading his captives (Jer 31:3). The point of comparison might be that the woman wants to be the willing captive of the love of her beloved, that is, a willing prisoner of his love.

    draw[04900] = to attract, lead along(and lift out)

From NetBible Psa 63:8

  • follows hard[01692] = pursue to catch or overtake with determination
    to cling, cleave or be joined

From NetBible Heb 11:6

  • diligently seek[1567] = to strive after, to crave

From NetBible Psa 9:10

  • “To know” the Lord’s “name” means to be his follower, recognizing his authority and maintaining loyalty to him. See Ps 91:14, where “knowing” the Lord’s “name” is associated with loving him.