In recent years the word seeker has been given a negative connotation as the term “seeker friendly church” emerged.
Throughout the Bible we are encouraged to seek God wholeheartedly. This results in a desire to please Him through obedience. That desire isn’t driven by fear, but rather by relational love.
When couples are joined together in marriage they make a commitment to love, honor and cherish one another. Their faithfulness to each other is driven by love. That’s the kind of relationship God wants with His people. He even calls us “the bride of Christ”. In today’s verse the psalmist implores God, “Do not let me stray from your commands.” Why? Because he knew sin brings separation from God and his desire was intimacy with God.
Religion is another word that people see negatively. I believe this comes from a rebellious spirit. Somehow we think God’s law deprives us, when in truth it is designed to protect us. God wants you to live an abundant life and He knows the truth has the power to set you free.
I realize there are many religious figures who do try to control people through fear and manipulation, but you can’t hold God responsible for the actions of other people. When we seek God for ourselves and know His Word it is much easier to discern when someone is misusing their authority.
Seek Him with all your heart. In doing so you will find a love like no other, and what you gain from a relationship with God far surpasses anything this world has to offer. Be a seeker.