And those who know your name put their trust in you,
for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it.
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
I knew the meaning, could quote bible verses about it... but I don't think I even began to get it.
Seek the things that are above...ok cool but I'm going to heaven anyway...can't I just sit tight here and wait?
NO, of courses not.
To seek something that is above, where Christ is seated means to seek the things that Christ would have us seek.
Let's define seek;
- seek (used with object)
- to go in search or quest of: to seek the truth.
- to try to find or discover by searching or questioning: to seek the solution to a problem.
- to ask for; request: to seek advice.
So maybe I should read it like "If then you have been raised with Christ, go on a quest to find the things that are above, where Christ is..ect."
I find so much more purpose in it then...haha I laugh at my head and how it works sometimes.
So I'm on a quest guys, I'm searching, seeking, and discovering God and His will for my life.
Pursuing the things that Jesus would have me pursue.
I think I'm beginning to get it. =)