In All the Wrong Places

Jesus said, “seek, and ye shall find” (Matthew 7:7).

We seek for property, possessions, and for people that are lost. The shepherd sought for the sheep that was lost (Luke 15:4). The woman sought for the coin that was lost (Luke 15:8-9). Jesus said, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10).

In order to find what is lost, we must leave, look, and locate. The shepherd left the ninety nine and went after that which was lost. The woman looked for the silver coin. The Savior located the sinner.

Finding seems to have “one” in common. There is “one” interest. Efforts, energy, and expense is focused on finding what is lost. There is “one” item. It is usually something specific, special, and sentimental that we are seeking. Then, there is “one” identity. What we are trying to find is not in several, separate, or sundry spots. What you are trying to find is always in one location.

The problem is we try to find what is lost or missing in different and diverse places. We try to find it in people, possessions, prosperity, and pleasure. What we need to satisfy us is in one place, rather, in One Person: Jesus. The William Brothers sang “All I need is in Jesus.” The Bible says, “But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33). The hymn said, “I came to Jesus as I was weary, worn, and sad. I found in Him a resting place and He has made me glad.”

If you do not have Him in your life, take the advice from Isaiah. “Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near” (Isaiah 55:6)

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