Why should I seek the Lord? Well, besides the promise that those who seek the Lord will lack no good thing (Psalm 34:10), there are a number of other benefits to following God’s command to seek Him (Hosea 10:12).
Much like fearing the Lord, seeking the Lord is of great benefit for us; and like fearing the Lord, we shouldn’t seek the Lord just to get the benefits. Knowing the benefits can motivate us, keep us focused and help us know when we’re on the right track.
Here are seven benefits I can find in Scripture.
7 Benefits of Seeking The Lord
1. We’ll fully understand justice
Proverbs 28:5 (New International Version)
Evil men do not understand justice,
but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.
2. We don’t need to worry about everything everyone worries about
Matthew 6:31-33 (New International Version)
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
3. God’s ears will be attentive to our prayers
1 Peter 3:12 (New International Version)
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous
and his ears are attentive to their prayer,
but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
4. We’ll be delivered from our fears
Psalm 34:4 (New International Version)
I sought the LORD, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.
5. We’ll Live!
Amos 5:4 (New International Version)
This is what the LORD says to the house of Israel:
“Seek me and live;
6. We will be strengthened
2 Chronicles 16:9 (New International Version)
For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.
7. God will be found
1 Chronicles 28:9 (New International Version)
“And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.
Jeremiah 29:13 (New International Version)
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Do you know of any other benefits in Scripture? Let me know in the comments. I really appreciate that.
In the next post in this topic I’ll look at “How Can I seek the Lord?”