Top 10 Bible Verses About Seeking God

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As fallible human beings, we have the tendency to seek after money, fame, people, recreation/entertainment, and materialism. All of those things only lead to emptiness; however, seeking after God brings more value to our lives than anything else on this earth. Check out the top 10 verses about seeking God:

#1) Seek God and nothing else matters

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).

Many times we are hesitant to seek after God because we are afraid of what we might lose. Yet whatever we may lose is no comparison to what we gain from Him. Everything we need in this life is provided for us when we seek after God first.

#2) Seek God and you will find Him

“But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul” (Deuteronomy 4:29).

God isn’t hiding from us. He’s right now in our presence and desiring a close relationship. Sometimes we miss God because we don’t have room enough for Him in our daily lives. We must cut down on the busyness because none of it will matter right before our last breath.

Top 10 Bible Verses About Seeking God

#3) Seek God regardless of your life situation

“But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, ‘May the Lord, who is good, pardon everyone  who sets their heart on seeking God—the Lord, the God of their ancestors—even if they are not clean according to the rules of the sanctuary’ And the Lord heard Hezekiah and healed the people” (2 Chronicles 30:18-20).

Some of us wait to seek after God when we think the timing is right. The best time to seek God is right now because we don’t know what the next minute may hold for us. There’s healing and grace for those who lay aside every excuse and seek after God regardless of their life situation.

#4) Seek God because He’s looking for you

“The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God” (Psalm 14:2).

God is actively looking for those who are seeking Him regardless of who they are, where they live, or what they do. The smallest heart cry for the Lord results in action from Him. Our God is loving and compassionate—not willing that any one person perish in unbelief.

#5) Seek God with all your being

“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water” (Psalm 63:1).

A lukewarm, passive seeking after God won’t get it. Those who seek after God due to the pressure of other people—parents, siblings, friends—will miss out on the joy of discovering Him. Those who seek after Him with all their hearts will never be disappointed.

#6) Seek God before He has to get your attention

“Whenever God slew them, they would seek him; they eagerly turned to him again” (Psalm 78:34).

Many of us know the right thing to do, but we want to do things our own way. Those God loves, He disciplines; therefore, sometimes God allows unfortunate events to draw our desires towards seeking after Him. His love and desire for us to live a fulfilled life is more important than momentary setbacks.

#7) Seek God because He has arranged for you to do so

“God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’” (Acts 17:27-28).

God has set the boundaries for where we live in order that we would seek after Him. His will is that every single human being (no matter where they live) would look around their environment and recognize their need for the Lord. The God-void within each of us compels us to want to seek after Him.

#8) Seek God even when you don’t feel like it

“There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. (Romans 3:10-11)

We don’t have the capacity to seek after the Lord. Our sin nature, the world, and the devil are always pulling us away from God to seek after our own pleasures. We must resist the urges to only think of ourselves and to stretch our faith to seek God with all our hearts holding nothing back.

#9) Seek God because He rewards you for it

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)

Our faith draws us to a lifetime of seeking after Him. Our God is deep and mysterious in that we will never stop learning more about Him. Even in old age and following Christ for decades—there’s still new revelations and deep understandings that come with seeking after God.

#10) Seek God so you will know what to do

But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, “First seek the counsel of the Lord.” (1 Kings 22:5)

The wisdom of God is well beyond the knowledge of man. When we are in a place of needing direction and insight for life’s problems, we can seek after God’s counsel to receive wisdom, knowledge, and insight for our next steps. He knows the beginning and end; therefore we can’t go wrong with His guidance.

Seek Him today!

God is waiting on us to seek after Him daily in prayer and Bible meditations. Through the Holy Spirit we can be comforted by His presence in our lives. Seeking after God leads to a blessed life with peace and joy no matter the situation.

More to read: How to Find God’s Will in Your Life

Resource – New International Version Bible, The Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblca, Inc.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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