“Seek God” by Kirk Hunt
Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Isaiah 55:6-7 KJV
It is right and good that Christians emphasize God’s love for men and women. It is only through God’s grace and mercy that anyone approaches salvation. Still, there is more to the story.
God is also righteousness. His judgment is without error. His justice cannot be appealed.
It is a mistake to think that judgment and righteousness can, or should, be delayed indefinitely. Sooner or later, righteousness silences grace. Eventually, justice pushes past mercy.
While His Presence is near, seek Him. While His Voice speaks, listen. Your opportunity may not come again quickly, if at all.
God pardons us. God embraces the worst of sinners, including you and I. It is risky and foolish to put off God for another day.
Mercy cannot out-wrestle judgment forever. Grace cannot push off justice indefinitely. Sooner or later, God’s love contends with God’s righteousness.
Seek God. Today. Don’t take His Presence for granted.
Think: Seek God now. Encourage others to seek God now.
Pray: “Lord, help me seek You here and now.”
Copyright © March 2009, Kirk Hunt