In teaching the Bible there has been one constant: believers always humbly state that they do not know the Bible and want to learn more, while unbelievers proudly state that they know the Bible and are not interested in any more information.
The choice is so simple and so stark that each person cannot escape the fact that it is not a choice of God or no God; rather it is an individual choice to seek or suppress. Man likes to think that he is searching. When in fact, it is not a search at all; it is about looking for anything and anyway but God (suppressing). An honest search starts with an open mind and a gathering of facts (drawing near). This almost never happens; every search starts with a philosophy and historical experience chosen by the individual. The Bible is very clear about this fact.
Romans3.10 as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; 11 no one understands; no one seeks for God. 12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”
The Bible is also very clear that those who seek God with an open mind and a humble heart will find Him.
Psalm69.32 When the humble see it they will be glad; you who seek God, let your hearts revive.
James4.8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you…
Published on Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 5:45 AM CDT