Go to God, not Google

David also commanded all the leaders of Israel to help Solomon his son, saying, “Is not the Lord your God with you? And has He not given you rest on every side? For He has given the inhabitants of the land into my hand, and the land is subdued before the Lord and before His people. Now set your heart and your soul to seek the Lord your God. Therefore arise and build the sanctuary of the Lord God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord and the holy articles of God into the house that is to be built for the name of the Lord.”

─ 1 Chronicles 22:17-19 NKJV 

Go to God, not Google

We all want answers to life’s questions; especially when we’re struggling in any area of life  – spiritually, relationally, or in our health, finances and work.  With so much knowledge at our fingertips, it’s easier to go to your favorite search engine and look for the answer you think you need. How many times do you think, I don’t know, but I will Google it. Or I’ll ask Siri! Yeah! Siri knows. 

You are not of this world, and as a child of God you need answers that can only come from Him. He is your maker and knows everything about you – especially those things you don’t even know yet about yourself. 

In our verse today, King David reminded the leaders of Israel to look to God as their source of answers. He commanded them to “set your heart and your soul to seek the Lord your God.” A commandment from the king served as a strong word in David’s day. It was an order expected to be followed.   

This instruction is just as vital and necessary for Christ-followers as it was for the leaders David spoke to in our verses above. God is speaking, but sometimes our world is so loud it’s hard to hear him. Take time to get quiet and focus on His voice. That’s what David meant when he said to set your affection on Him. Give Him your full attention and search to understand and experience Him. 

Today’s One Thing

Whatever question you’ve been trying to find the answer to, invite God to be your source. Talk to Him about it in your prayer time. Then ask Him to show you the answer. Look at the back of your Bible in your concordance for the topic you need to know more about. Turn to the pages referenced and read the verses noted. Ask God to help you understand His Word and make His plans clear to you as you do this over the next few weeks.  

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