But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder to them that diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)
…He is a rewarder to them that diligently seek Him.
Diligently and seek come from the same Greek word, ekzeteo (ek-zay-teh’-o) and mean; investigate, crave. To seek diligently or earnestly after, namely God, with a sincere and earnest desire to obtain His favor.
I also looked up a couple words in the Webster’s Dictionary…
Diligently – constant and earnest effort and application; attentive and persistent in doing something.
Earnest – serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous.
We forget that God is a REWARDER. When we dive into the Word and seek His Face consistently and with zeal, He will reward us. He is our Daddy in Heaven, and like any parent (although He is the BEST ;), He wants to reward His children.
Our motive cannot be to get “stuff” from God. Otherwise, we aren’t really seeking Him, we treating Him more like a genie in a bottle. And, God does not participate in those types of games.
I thought it would be interesting to look at the flip side of the Greek word ekzeteo. There are three words I found in my Greek dictionary that are its antonyms.
ameleo – to neglect
oligoreo – to regard or esteem lightly
paratheoreo – to overlook
OK, so when we do not diligently seek Him, we are neglecting Him, overlooking Him, and regarding Him lightly. How awful is that? After all He has done for us?
We forget that we will ALWAYS reap what we sow. If we sow His Word into our hearts, we will reap; joy, peace, wisdom, comfort, life, prosperity, healing, happiness, and a love that we can find NO where else.
However, if we neglect our Beloved and overlook His place in our lives, we will be sowing a selfish seed to the flesh. And we will reap; sadness, loneliness, incompleteness, death, sickness, and poverty.
We will NEVER be truly fulfilled until we put HIM FIRST in our hearts, minds, and lives!
I encourage you to make time for your God. Make Him THE priority in your life. When you do…when you REALLY do, you will NEVER be the same. You will walk in blessings and peace every day, because your Daddy is a REWARDER.
Daddy God, thank You for Your Truth. Thank You for Your love. Thank You for giving me so many reasons to love You. Thank You for wanting to know me and wanting me to seek You. Thank You for creating me with a purpose. I love You, Lord. I want nothing more than to know You better, and be all that You created me to be. Help me to know You better. Thank You, Lord. You are worthy of all my praise and my time. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
In His Love and Service,
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