The Lord Is My Shepherd
January 24, 2014
Confidence
January 26, 2014
The Lord Is My Shepherd
January 24, 2014
Confidence
January 26, 2014

Seek the Lord

Yorktown

Small Windmill in Yorktown Virginia 2012

The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.” (Psalm 34:10)

The young male lions have to go out on their own to hunt and feed. They didn’t get all the hunting skills since the lioness does most of the hunting. The pride male just watches and when a kill is made eats first. So the young lions have a hard time. They don’t dare get near a large pride male. They are on their own in the wild. They are often hungry if they are unsuccessful in their hunt.

But we are not young lions, we are believers. The second half applies to us. Seek the Lord and you shall not want.

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalm 23:1)

But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Luke 12:31)

Seek in the Old Covenant is different than in the New Covenant. The Old says you have to perform to receive. If you want the blessings, you obey. “1And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day,…2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.” (Deuteronomy 28:1-2) This is performance-, behavior-, law-based thinking. Even Jesus was born under the law and had to fulfill the law.

Seek doesn’t mean look for until you find the Lord. The Lord isn’t hiding. The Lord is within us. The kingdom of God is within us. You don’t have to look very far to find Jesus. The New Covenant is not about what we have to do to get things from God. It’s about believing what He has already given us.

“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:12)

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)

who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.” (1 Timothy 6:17)

The children don’t work for their needs when their Father supplies them. All we need do is rest in faith believing in His abundant supply. He loves us and wants the best for us.