MEMORY VERSE: I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Proverbs 8:17
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Lev 24, Ps 31, Eccl 7, 2 Tim 3
8:17b says those that seek Me early shall find Me. From studying this
verse, we come to the conclusion that it is possible to seek God and not
find Him. Not only that , it is also possible to seek Him late. If you
seek Him late, He may be gone. It is good to always get to church on
time. If service start by 10am , God would have been there by 9.30am to
bless His people. If you come by 11am , well God help you. The question
is this, what does it mean to seek God early? When you careful study the
bible, you will notice that the Lord’s Day starts in the evening and
ends in the morning. This is why you see the bible saying ‘so the
evening and the morning were the first day (Genesis 1:5); so the evening
and the morning were the second day (Genesis 1:8) e.t.c. Seeking God
early could mean seeking God in the early hours of the morning. I feel
sorry for Christians who are too lazy to wake up at night to pray. As a
Christian you should not be playing with night vigils at all.
the Lord early could also mean serving the Lord from a tender age.
Ecclesiastes 12:1 says remember now thy creator in the days of thy
youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou
shalt say, I have no pleasure in them. Don’t spend your youthful age
chasing after women or following after men. Don’t spend your youthful
age partying and clubbing. Joel 2:28 says And it shall come to pass
afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons
and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your
young men shall see visions. Only the youths have vision. They are
strong and are able to chase after things unlike the old men who tired
and weak.The youths are like battle-ax in the hands of God and with them
, He brings down kingdoms of darkness.
Seeking the Lord early
could also mean serving God before problem arises. There are many who
only remember God when they have challenges. God is out of the question
when everything is running smoothly. God is not someone who you turn to
only when you have challenges, He is God and He is to be worship whether
you are going through a challenge or not. Do not wait for the enemies
to attack before you run to God. Do not wait to encounter challenges
before you begin to fast and pray.
PRAYER POINT: Father, please as i seek you early help me to find You.