Seek, Speak, Show

Seek, Speak, Show

In Romans 6:15-18 Paul refers to the Christian as a ‘slave to righteousness’ since they have been freed from the bondage of sin and now have an obligation of obedience to God who has freed them. In fact, in John 14:15 Jesus would even say, ‘if you love me keep my commandments.’ So, through the New Testament it is made clear that a Christian as a duty and obligation to God, but what does that intel? Ultimately there are many we can see in scripture, but here are a few to keep in mind.

We must SEEK God. In the Old Testament we find several verses that speak about seeking God such as 1 Chron. 16:11, Ps 63:1, Prov 8:17, and Jer. 29:13. This idea of seeking God was to draw closer to Him in your faith. That same idea is seen in the New Testament as well. Matt 6:33 speaks about seeking the Kingdom of God and being blessed and Hebrews 11:6 tells us that He rewards those who seek Him. If a Christian wants to draw close to God, they must first seek Him.

We must SPEAK God. Some of Jesus’ last words to His disciples are found in Matt 28:18-20. In these verses He tells them to teach others what they had been taught by Him. They had sought God and drawn close to Jesus, but now they were to share that Gospel message with others. As you study the book of Acts you can see the disciples doing just that. They spoke to others about God.

Lastly, we must SHOW God. This is partially done in speaking God, but it is ultimately done in every aspect of our lives. It is to be doers of the Word and not just hearers. (Jm1:22) To have love for others. (I Jn 4:16-19) As Paul would write, it is to be dead to self and alive to and for Christ. (Gal 2:20)


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