Seeking God: Part Two
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version (KJV)
In a world where everything we have is something we receive, it is a wonder we need to be taught humility. Perhaps we just forget that we came into the world with nothing. We did not create ourselves; therefore, our first gift was life. We spend the first years of our lives totally dependent upon someone else to provide the opportunity to simply grow up. How we can evolve from the dependent status of childhood into totally self-centered adults may be baffling to God. But then again, He knows the works of His hands. He also knows what we are up against.
We may never understand why evil and wickedness are allowed to co-exist in a world God created to be good. But God definitely gave us a basis for comparison when He sent His Son, Jesus, to live among us in this world He created. He allowed Him to be born in poverty and to die a death He did nothing to deserve. He did this for us. To receive this precious gift of salvation, we just have to look for Him and follow His way.
Adam's disobedience affected everyone of us who were born after him. Because of what he did, we know good and evil, and now know the difference. Left to our own devices, this is a battle we will never win in our own strength. However, as we submit to Christ, who died for our sin, we receive reconciliation with God who is willing to provide all we need to survive as we seek His will for our lives. We have been given another chance to get it right. God raised His Son from that grave to give us everything we need to wholly seek His Kingdom and live the everlasting life He intended in the first place. However, now we are equipped with full knowledge of what is good and what is evil.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:33 NLT