Seeking the Truth

For What are you searching sweet child of mine

treasures worth having are difficult to find

Where are you going to find what you seek

far and wide seeking the sky and the deep

Who guides in this searching little hands and feet

Jesus my savior my safety He keeps…

What are you looking for today?

There are so many passages in the Bible about eyes that are veiled in blindness. How sad when hands aimlessly carve worthless idols. The mind lost in dark corridors is called “foolish.”

“Who frustrates the signs of the babblers, and drives diviners mad: who turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolishness?” Isaiah 44:25

And yet the heavens down to the very depth of the earth are enlightened by God’s beauty.

“Sing, O heavens for the Lord has done it. Shout you lower parts of the earth; Break forth into singing you mountains, O forest, and every tree in it! For the Lord has redeemed Jacob , And glorified Himself in Israel.” Isaiah 44:23

Whether we are young or very old, we should take the world’s blinders from our eyes and look for the kingdom of God. Listen for the song in the breeze; hear the trees clap their hands in joy.

“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the days is its own trouble. ” Matthew 6:33 &34

Lover of Righteousness #faith #focus #haiku

gathering shells

focus on what I can’t see

one treasure at a time

Ever watched a child when she is focused? She can spend hours in her pursuit of looking for a special shell or picking the perfect flower. As we are studying Greek and Hebrew, we see the significance of one or two words where before they merged into a sentance or paragraph.

Consider this treasure:

“therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.” Hebrews 2:1

be attentive – heed

The Greek for hearing is akouo another meaning implies obedience.

This short passage emphasizes the need to be (very) attentive and obedient.

Why???

It is our attention to the Word of God and obedience to it that keeps us from drifting off.

When we are inattentive that drifting may not be as subtle as we think. The Hebrew and Greek implies a water course. Through neglect, we can be pulled into the sea of of wrong doing.

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As I watched this little girl selecting her sea treasures, I was mindful of what I was taught as a child: “be mindful of the sea.” I was ready to make a dash for her if a rogue wave approached.

Are we mindful of the “rogue waves” in our lives that attempt to take us the wrong way?

Ah– like the child seeking God’s treasures of the sea, let us look deep into His Word for this very search will draw us closer to his side and further from the (slippery) deception of this world.