Jeremiah 29:8 - 14
13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
1. Jeremiah says we’re to seek the Lord Early.
The Babylonians, are carrying off these people into captivity 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
V 12 begins with the word “then”…“when you’re in captivity THEN 12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
2. Jeremiah says we’re to seek the Lord Exclusively. “…when ye shall search for Me with all your heart…”
He doesn’t tell these captives to seek freedom.
we’re seeking everything but the Lord. We’re seeking His blessings. We’re seeking His gifts. We’re seeking His miracles. But are we seeking Him?
Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
3. Jeremiah says we’re to seek the Lord Earnestly. when ye shall search for me with all your heart. search is an intense investigation, an intense search. with all your heart. “with determination…with desperation.” It means willing to do whatever is required to find Him. Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
4. Jeremiah says we’re to seek the Lord Expectantly… 13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, 14 And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.