(David Deffenbaugh, former preacher for the 26th and Connecticut congregation,
is currently the preaching minister Paragould, Arkansas.
This short devotional is from his daily Bible reading website, i read the word)
Make no mistake about it, God is actively searching. He’s looking for a certain person; not an individual, but a type—like Him.
God used Jeremiah in that search: “Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, look and take note! Search her squares to see if you can find a man, one who does justice and seeks truth, that I may pardon her” (Jer. 5:1).
And this isn’t an isolated incident. Hanani the seer told a previous king, “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him” (2 Chron. 16:9). Yet another prophet emphasizing the thoroughness of God’s search said He conducts it with seven eyes (Zech. 4:10).
That for which God seeks is a consistent theme: justice and truth and righteousness. It is what the Lord requires (Micah 6:8). It is God’s own nature and therefore His delight (Jer. 9:24). It is the foundation of His own throne (Psa. 97:2). It is of far greater worth to God than sacrifices and worship (Amos 5:24). It’s the very definition of righteousness (Ezek. 18:5-9).
He wants it. He seeks it. He demands it.
One question: will He find it in me?
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