What Seek Ye?

Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?
— John 1:38

What seek ye?

So often Jesus used a very short sentence to ask a powerful question. What are you seeking when you read the Bible, pray, and go to church?

Are you looking for an escape from hell, a blessing for your life, Divine favor?

The desire for salvation and for blessings is natural and I know God understands that. But, what we need to seek on a deeper level is the knowledge of Who Jesus is. 

In this first chapter, John the Baptist sees Jesus coming and says, Behold the Lamb of God. That same direction needs to be spoken to our hearts today. Behold.

John recognized Jesus in all His saving glory immediately. 

Imagine you are following behind Jesus, as John's disciples did, and He turned and asked you, "What do you seek?"

What would your answer be?

Would it be for what Jesus can do for you? Or, what Jesus can do through you? As we behold Him, we become changed and He can work through us to reach the world. 

If we would stop seeking what Jesus can do for us and allow Him to transform and work through us...our lives would never be the same. 

To Ponder:

What do I seek?


Father God, 

Change my heart that I will seek You to serve, not to be served. That I will allow Your love and light to transform me and flow through me onto others. May I seek You with a pure heart full of purpose that glorifies You. 

In Jesus' name amen. 

Lori HilComment