Monday, August 15, 2005

Seeking God

I recently started a personal study of Romans. In Rom 3:11 Paul states that no one seeks God. In response to that, is the following quote from John MacArthur's commentary. Oh that I could be like this:

The person who truly seeks for God is like David, who declared, "I have set the Lord continually before me" (Ps 16:8). Such a person seeks first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matt 6:33). God becomes the focus of everything, the source of everything, the beginning and end of everything. To truly seek for God is to respect and adore His sovereign majesty and to feed on the truth of His Word. It is to obey His commandments, to speak to Him in prayer, to live consciously in His presence with a desire to please Him. No one can do such things naturally, but only by the Spirit of God working through him. The natural inclination of men is to "seek after their own interests" (Phil 2:21).(from The MacArthur New Testament Commentary, (c) Moody Press and John MacArthur, Jr., 1983-2002)

God, may we all truly seek you fully today and everyday.

2 comments:

Jojo said...

Amen - good post!

Jennifer Meachem said...

that was great, keep up the good work.
i love romans, it is one of my favorite chapters.