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What are you seeking?

Feb 28, 2019

35 The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples,
36 and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!”
37 The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus.
38 Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?”
39 He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So, they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. (Jn. 1:35-39 ESV)

A few weeks ago one of my pastors preached this text as part of his sermon. He asked the question Jesus asks of the two men following him, what are you seeking? This question is one that we should be asking ourselves as well as our counselees.

In reply to Jesus’ question the two men call him Teacher and ask where he is staying and at his invitation, they go with him to where he is staying and spend some time with him.  Their response seems to indicate some desire to know more about who Jesus is, to learn from him, and see what he believes.  At this point, their response is not a whole-hearted commitment to follow Jesus. It is a response of initial curiosity, a desire to know more.

So, I now pose the question to you, what are you seeking?

Wealth? Fame? Prestige? Respect? Recognition? Ease? Comfort? Health? Right School? Attention? Etc. Etc.

Your response reveals your heart.  Your response reveals your focus.  Does your response terminate on self or on the Savior? Does your response terminate on temporal pleasure or on the truth of God?

YOUR RESPONSE REVEALS YOU HEART.

What are you seeking?

Do you want others to recognize your contribution? Do you want the love or respect of a spouse? Do want life to be the way is used to be? Do you want revenge? Do you seek to be heard rather than hear? Do you seek comfort at all costs?

What are you seeking?

Once the heart is revealed, why people do what they do becomes clear.

What are you seeking?

By His Grace Alone,

Josh