Summary: Are you SEEKING God Diligently? If not, Why?
How do you view your service for the Lord?
I personally believe there are several categories of Christian workers. Which do you fall in?
1. Christians that never begin to work at all.
2. Christians that begin to work for Jesus but quit very quickly.
3. Christians that begin a work for Jesus and they DILLIGENTLY perform that work.
Ben Franklin said, " Dilligence overcomes difficulties, sloth makes them."
The definition of dilligence is this, conscienctiousness in paying proper attention to a task. Giving the degree of
care required in a given situation.
Can you describe your work for the Lord, without pride as DILLIGENT. IF you cannot, the question is why?
Why wouldn't you NOT pay proper attention to the Lord's task? Why would you not give the degree of care
required to do the Lord's Work? Does He Not deserve that from us? If He doesn't who does?
Many of us here will go to our secular job tomorrow. Some here will stay at home and take care of thier house
hold affairs and families, But in either case, Dilligent work is required.
Imagine going to work and not giving the task at hand proper attention to perform the task. Imagine going to work
and not giving the degree of care required in a given situation.
How would you like to go to see the doctor and he could care less about your illness. Imagine going to see a
therapist, and they are sleeping while you spill your guts to him or her.
Imagine being a parent and not giving proper attention to perform the task of taking care of your children.
Imagine trying to run your household properly without due dilligence. You wouldn't pay your bills on time.
Your children's clothes would never be washed. You'd be hungry and go to the refrigerator and it would be empty
because you didn't go to the grocery store.
Dilligence. Why should we give The Lord God Almighty less than we give the world. Many of us work more
dilligently for another person, our boss, than we do Jesus Christ, our Savior.
Many of us work more dilligently for our family members, than we do Jesus Christ. But Why?
Does God require less from us than the world does? Do many of us believe that God is alright with our half
hearted attempts to serve Him? Our half hearted worship towards Him? Is He proud when we start something for
Him and then quit ? Is He proud when we let anything and everything stop us from worshiping Him?
I want you to open your Bible's to the book of Hebrews and look at chapter 11:6 which says
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 DILLIGENTLY seek him.
God is not a rewarder of those that OCCASSIONALLY seek him. God is not a rewarder of those that HALF -
HEARTEDLY seek him. God is not a rewarder of those that PRIDEFULLY seek him. God is not a rewarder of
someone that USED TO seek him. God is not a rewarder of someone who keeps saying ONE DAY I'll seek him.
GOD is a REWARDER of them that DILLIGENTLY seek him.
To Dilligently seek God, Means to give God the proper attention and care to perform His will in your life.
If you're saved here this morning, you dilligently sought God for that salvation. You didn't want to spend eternity
in hell, so you dilligently sought God and His Son , Jesus. Nothing was going to stop you from finding Him. You gave
all your attention and care to finding Him at that moment, and because of your faith, Jesus rewarded you with
eternal life, Why? Becuase God's Word is true and our verse here in Hebrews, says God is a Rewarder of those
that dilligently seek him.
Now let me read you our text verse again in Hebrews and see if it makes more sense now,
But without faith it is impossible to please him, for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, And He is a
rewarder of them that DILLIGENTLY seek him.
Now, I want to ask you this question. Since the moment of your salvation, when you Dilligently sought Jesus to
save you from hell, Have you dilligently sought Him since? Or are you going through the motions?
When I think of someone or something dilligently seeking something, I think of a blood hound. How many here
remember watching some movie where a person escaped from prison. In the next scene, the wardon was gathering
his officers together and the blood hounds were brought out. The blood hounds would pick up a scent and pursue the