“This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him’ ” (John 3:2).
While man tends to run from God, we all need to run to God for answers. The Bible makes clear God rewards such efforts:
“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).
This truth continues long after someone comes to Christ, they should still seek God. Nicodemus sought out Jesus one night. Some criticized Nicodemus for coming to Jesus at night, but he still came. Seeking God leads to good things. Here are some quick benefits of seeking God:
1. It avoids presumption.
No one ever gets hurt by seeking God. Nicodemus demonstrates wisdom by asking Jesus about spiritual questions. Since Jesus is the fountain of all wisdom, He has the answers. We should take the time to seek Him. Too often we think we know exactly what we want and when we want it. But when we take the time to bring it before the Lord, we walk in the path of blessing.
2. God leads us to safety.
Sometimes we get bounced around during the course of the day, not pausing to pray to God. Without God, we lack the needed spiritual perception to safely navigate life. But with Him, we find safety and wisdom.
“But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one” (2 Thessalonians 3:3).
Of course, we need to ask God for physical safety, but more than that, ask for spiritual safety. We want God to lead us to green pastures, away from ravenous wolves that seek to harm us spiritually.
3. We gain spiritual perception.
Jesus taught Nicodemus the way to God; He taught Him all about the necessity of becoming born again. Nicodemus sought the answers to questions everyone should ask. In doing so, he learned the way to eternal life.
At Christmastime, we sometimes read the adage, “Wise men still seek Him.” They do. Seek God in times of need, and seek Him in times of prosperity. He is not far off from any of His children.
Posted on Tue, October 18, 2016
by Sam Petitfils