READ: Colossians 3:1-4
- The idea behind seek is quite simple. It’s the word used to describe the actions of Joseph and Mary when they lost Jesus on their return from Jerusalem. They searched for him just as any frantic parents might. It’s the word used to describe what the merchant did when he went looking for fine pearls. It’s what the devil does as a roaring lion; he looks for those he can devour.
- The word indicates a longing, a seeking after, or an urgency to find something. It’s characteristic of those who want something intensely. And it’s what those of us who know Jesus (have identified with His death and resurrection) should be characterized by. We should be known for our longing after, our searching for, and our seeking of Jesus. Nothing should dissuade us from the objective.
- In order to seek the way this word implies, it would mean that one would have to have a deep drive and longing to achieve the objective, and to find the object of concern. It’s the first command given to those who have accepted the sufficiency of Christ for their redemption and the sovereignty of Christ over their life. There is a drive to see those facts impact “who we are” and “how we are to live”.
- How would others describe your drive to serve Jesus?
- What have you sought after with urgency in your life and how does that illustrate your intensity in knowing Jesus?
- Why do you think Paul calls for believers to be so intense in their longing for Jesus?
PRAY: Thank God that He sought after us with this kind of longing. Pray that you might have that longing for Jesus. Commit to seeking after Jesus with all your heart.