Religion tells us – don’t ask the hard questions, just believe what we say. Trust our word about His word. If you ask hard questions, you have no faith and you are liable to be called blasphemous or a heretic.
YHWH (The great I AM Creator of the Universe) tells us to SEEK HIM and promises when we seek Him, He will be found.
Seek is a verb which means:
1. attempt to find (something). synonyms: search for, try to find, look for, be on the lookout for, be after, hunt for, be in quest of
2. attempt or desire to obtain or achieve (something). synonyms:try to obtain, work toward, be intent on, aim at/for
3. ask for (something) from someone. synonyms: ask for, request, solicit, call for, entreat, beg for, petition for, appeal for, apply for, put in for
4. search for and find someone or something.
5. go to (a place) [archaic meaning]
Based on these definitions of the word seek, one has to ask: are we really SEEKING the Lord with our whole hearts as we claim? Let us be honest. Do you seek the Lord as much as you would seek out $100 you lost? Probably not.
Most of us, if we’re honest, either rely on the knowledge of our pastors, grandmothers or other individuals we know who are devout in their faith rather than seeking God for ourselves.Others of us try to seek Him but lack of understanding creates barriers that stop us from moving forward. So, we give up or just rely on the knowledge of others who teach/preach.
While there is nothing wrong with receiving teaching from those who may have more understanding – it is NOT the same as SEEKING for yourself. We must STOP being afraid to ask the hard and forbidden questions, God is not afraid of them – MAN is. We must not take everything placed in front of us and stamped with the name of God or said to be inspired by Him at face value just because it is placed in front of us. We should diligently SEEK HIM and SEEK HIS TRUTH if we should hope to find it. Religion is NOT God. Many of us are worshipping religion and have no idea how far away from God we really are. “No one understands; no one seeks God” – Romans 3:11
We must not allow religion to become YHWH (God), we must not ONLY rely on man to tell us what His word says. Again, this is not to say teaching is wrong and that we shouldn’t listen to our preachers, teachers and the likes but to stress the importance of diligently seeking God for ourselves. This includes asking questions when we don’t understand and seeking out the answers through reputable sources and prayer.
There is much deception out there, but so is Truth. It is up to us to seek Him.
“You will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with your whole heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13
“Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” Jeremiah 33:3
“The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.” Psalm 14:2