31 Days of Biblical Truths, Devotionals

No More Searching for the Lord Has Come

He’s been there from the beginning.

Our Strong Creator God was forming earth, sky, and sea with all of us in mind. We weren’t made from a whim of boredom, but for community and worship.

It was when we went off seeking selfish ways that we fell away from communion. We wanted more, and to be like Him instead of who we were meant to be.

Years of lawlessness and plunging into the trap of worldliness has dragged us further from the truth. Despite following tradition, we wanted a lucky-charm faith instead of devote worship. Our God has been righteous and has given His loved ones so many chances at grace.

Then He came down. No more following a pillar of fire by night. No more incence burning or sheep sacrifice. Our Strong Creator God came down. Ridicule, mockery, spite and hurt were hurled at Him in disbelief. Then the opposite when touching and tearing at his cloak where thought to be a token of healing. Faithful and faithless gathered together to see the spectacle of Christ.

Philippians 2:6-7 NIV

Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.

People were searching for something. They needed to see God’s humanity before it really took them to the level of faith that showed true worship. God saw their hearts and His rescue plan was set into motion. He lived among our humanity and in His humbleness His diety shook the nations.

Hebrews 4:14-16

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

When we grasp onto our humanity in light of Jesus’, we can move on from our waywardness and seek righteousness. In our sin, we can seek repentance and grace through His sacrifice and the living water He offers in His great mercy.

The Lord chooses us through His life, death and resurrection. He died for the world so that the world would not have to. Now it’s up to us to walk in that truth and seek holiness.

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3 thoughts on “No More Searching for the Lord Has Come

  1. This was lovely, so Truth – packed! I love that you’re using the 31days2019 challenge to dig deep into Scripture. Thanks for sharing! Cheering you on 🎉

  2. I wanted God to be a trinket,
    perhaps a lamb’s foot to rub,
    or lucky wine (I’ll help you drink it!)
    that’s doled out from holy tub.
    I wanted him to be contained
    so that my world would not be sold
    to some fate wild and pre-ordained
    like apostle-dudes of old.
    I wanted God to do my bidding,
    on my health and other things;
    of evil, the world he’d be ridding,
    and “God, could you cook me some wings?”
    But sneaky God, He had a plan,
    and made me grow up, be a man.

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