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Come, Let us Seek the Lord

Psalm 10:4 In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek Him; all his thoughts are, ‘There is no God’.
The psalmist gives us one central reason that people, we, do not seek the Lord our God and it is a reason as old as time- at least back to humanity’s fall into sin. There are many different reasons that we might avoid God, but the Psalmist has just one in mind here: pride, in the pride of his face.
This pride is exactly why we begin our services with confession and absolution. This pride is exactly why the fear of the Lord is the beginning of all wisdom [Psalm 111:10]. Those who seek the Lord trust Him and trust His promises, living in awe of Him, the Creator, and praising Him as His created children. We recognize that we are but men [Psalm 9:20], that even we who seek Him need His forgiveness [Psalm 32:1-5] and we approach God with humility, thankfulness, and praise [Psalm 9:1-2].
Psalm 9 and 10 are believed to comprise one Psalm originally. They are concerned with praising God [Psalm 9:11; 10:16], acknowledging their own state [Psalm 9:13; 10:17-18], and asking God to end the reign of the wicked over the poor, the afflicted, the fatherless, and the widows [Psalm 9:18; 10:2,8-9,18]. Take some time to read through these two Psalms and meditate on the words. Say a prayer with the Psalmist.
Our Lord cares for the afflicted, the oppressed, the poor, the needy, the fatherless. Our struggles and our concerns do not fall on an empty ear…the struggles and concerns of so many in our world do not fall on an empty ear, but they go before our God who is full of compassion. Not only that, but they go before our God in the name of Jesus who has given us the privilege of seeking and approaching God with confidence because of the peace between God and man that He has won by His blood [Hebrews 10:19]. Did you catch that? We approach him humbly, but also confidently! Not only that, but we are promised the Holy Spirit who completes our prayers and groaning even when we are simply at a loss for words or our words aren’t adequate. Not only that, but all of God’s promises are ‘yes’ in Christ Jesus. Wow! God is gracious and merciful to us, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love for us. It is a love that God invites us to then share with the world.
Come, let us seek the Lord together as His saints in the Lord Jesus Christ. Humbly and confidently, let us seek Him in prayer [1 Thessalonians 5:17], let us seek Him in His Word to us [John 5:39], and let us seek Him in our service and ministry to others [Matthew 25:31-40]. May God bless you as we move into this new school year seeking Him in Christ Jesus for the sake of others.
Posted: 8/21/2013 6:29:48 AM by Global Administrator
Filed under: Psalm 10, pride