The Son of man came

to seek and to save the lost. (Luke 19:10) Joseph Parnell said, “There is no other news like this. Every other religion says it backwards. Every other religion tells us to seek.” Well in Psalms 14:2-3 David said, “No one seeks God.” Mainly because our best efforts fall far short of the righteousness required by God (Romans 3:23). So what do we seek? Wet typically seek fulfillment. We seek pleasure. We seek escape from pain. But the pure motivation of seeking after God for Himself is a gift from God. Scripture does say to seek Him with all our whole heart. However, we must understand that He has taken the first step toward us. So our seeking is merely a response to God’s calling.
Pray with me:
Jesus, you are the one who saves, not us. Thank you for rest, for hushing the furious winds of our faithless works. Thank you for stopping the strivings of our souls. Overcome us more and more with the glory of your grace, and make our posture toward others echo this summary of your gospel: “the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

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#4GIVEN ministries is a devotional blog written to empower, encourage, and equip believers and unbelievers. We sincerely hope and pray that every reader and fellow blogger walks always with inspiration in their hearts and a fire in their belly after they read one of our inspiring devotionals. The mission is to make Christ known and to remind believers and unbelievers they are never too far gone for God to heal, deliver, and set free!
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