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

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Tabi November 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Thank you for your words! Just what I needed 🙂

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Crystal McDowell November 21, 2014 at 9:46 pm

Praises to God Tabi for His perfect timing to supply just what we all need.

God bless,
Crystal

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DocReits November 17, 2014 at 2:49 am

Hi Crystal,

Late night ruminations over your seemingly paradoxical admonition to “stretch our faith to seek God”, while your Scripture reference says, “…there is no one who seeks God”(Rom 3:11). Let alone anyone who “finds” Him.

How do we reconcile these seemingly conflicting ideas? Might it be that we are all lost and incapable, without the Holy Spirit, of seeking God? That God gives to all of us a measure of faith(Rom 12:3). I personally do not agree with the idea that we “find God” as in “through our own initiative”. It is God who finds us.

Well Doc, “What do you do with the Scripture that says seek Him and He shall be found?”(Mt 7:7) Good question. Have you ever played Hide and Seek with a child? The child is having a hard time finding you, so what do you do? Me, I don’t want to remain in the closet for the rest of my life, so I make myself more “available”. I often have to move to a place which, to me, seems to be in plain sight. Then my 5 year old exclaims, “I found you!!” Same deal with God, IMO.

God is the Good Shepherd leaving the 99 to “Find” the one lost lamb. The lamb, bleating, lost… away from the Master. Bleating is its way of seeking. It is calling out, “Help, I am lost and incapable of “finding” my way home”. The Master hears the plaintive cry. His ear is attentive to our pleas for mercy in our helpless estate, and “finds” us.

This is illustrated by the Father seeing His prodigal son from a great distance, running to him and exclaiming to his household, “…for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found”(Lk 15:24). The son did not “find” the Father.

You might argue that the son actually was the one returning to the Fathers’s house though, so he would have eventually found the Father. Remember though the “ah, ha” moment the son had when he was starving and not even able to eat the pig’s corn husks? Here it is:

“When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you,”(Lk 15:17,18)

Have you ever pondered how the son, “came to his senses”? Who was it who placed that thought into his mind? IMO, the Father had moved…He had made Himself in plain sight…

Blessings,

DocReits

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Crystal McDowell November 21, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Docreits,
Thanks again for your insightful comments. I believe that the subject of seeking God can be paradoxical in many ways. It’s my understanding of the scriptures that there is a place for seeking God as well as being sought by Him. We are in a relationship that by His grace grows over time. And of course we are the children being sought after our Heavenly Father–and yet there is a place where “He knocks” and we must respond if we want to be saved or made whole in Him. The Lord has given each of us the ability to accept or reject Him–thus seeking and being sought after can go hand in hand. I appreciate your comments that are helpful to encourage deeper thinking and consideration. Have a blessed day!
Crystal

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Mick June 1, 2015 at 3:54 pm

I think its really great of what you have achieved. You have lived your life close to the word and give people a place to read scriptures and some sprited guided translations. You found a way to reach out and found gods calling.

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Melissa Lawson June 2, 2015 at 10:34 pm

Awesome job on the subject of seeking we just talked about this in our bible study dealing with the same scriptures

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Joshua Belisle July 30, 2015 at 4:35 pm

thank you for the wonderful article. I agree on all ten points. you certainly covered very essential aspects of the great quest.

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James Ekoi February 1, 2016 at 2:49 pm

Beautiful article. Indeed God draws us in to Himself, not just to restore us but also for us to abide and begin bearing fruit. When we are busy or apart from Him, there is no intimacy and as His wife, the church, we can’t take-in. When we seek Him or abide intimately, we restfully fulfil purpose, winning the world back to Him. Hallelujah!

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James November 4, 2016 at 7:57 am

thank you Crystal for this beautiful piece. “We are made for God, and our hearts are restless until they rest in God alone”.
God bless you.

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Mohlatlego April 26, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Amen praise be to the almighty

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Mark June 29, 2017 at 7:50 pm

Hey Crystal! I’m preaching a message on Sunday morning entitled “Don’t become weary with your seeking” and ran across this article! Thanks for the help!

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Pancho July 26, 2017 at 8:54 am

I share these scriptures and messages with the woman I plan on asking her hand in marriage. We have grown so much spiritually just by reading your blog (and praying of course). I subscribed to your newsletter. We look forward to receiving and reading it.

Thank You!

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