Following....hard after God
“For every house is builded by some man, but he that built all things is God” (Hebrews 3:4)
In light of recent events , COVID-19, sars-CoVID-2, George Floyd protests, economic downfalls and changes in educational laws it would just be a statement and acknowledgement to say that the state of man is relying heavily on the actions of others. Who are we following? Why? In Luke we read, “I am He; and the time is near. Do not follow them. When you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away” further He tells us, “By standing firm you will gain life” (Luke 21:8-9,19). It is evident that lawlessness has increased people are looking for whom they should follow. Even leaders are driven away by the masses. It is then that I remember that the Lord is faithful, He tells us “I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord” (Jeremiah 24:7).
A.W. Tozer once wrote, “The impulse to pursue God originates with God, but the out working of that impulse is our following hard after Him” King David said it with confidence, “My soul clings to you, thy right hand upoldeth me” (Psalm 63:8). In considering the current state of the world when all seems upside down and when truth seems forgotten it is then w must continue to seek God, seek hard after Him. Do not let go, do not lose ground, hold fast even when hope seems minimal. Our eternal reward is not earthly but heavenly. Continue to do what is right, let God take care of the rest. Man’s heart is wicked by nature, we must continually remember that He is the only good we possess. Follow Him. Man is flawed. Seek Him. Man is lost. Obey Him. Man is rebellious and sinful by nature. Love Him. Man will disappoint you. If you fall short, repent and believe. Build your home on what will last. Keep the foundations firm and continue to seek hard after Him.
Beloved, I pray that you earnestly seek God. One day, “the sun no more will be your light by day nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you for your everlasting light and your God will be your glory” (Isaiah 60:19). In these times when everything seems topsy-turvy the one surety we have is that our God is everlasting and unchanging. Do not follow others who can lead you astray, hold fast to your faith, stand firm and gain life. May His words for us be, “well done good and faithful servant. You have been faithful with over little….” In little or much, the important matter is that He is our focus. May He teach us to seek Him alone and when its all said and done may we joyful enter into His rest.