And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever. 1 Chronicles 28:9
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In the last two articles, we have been considering what can be tagged as the best advice ever. This we found in the Bible verse above. In the verse, David was about to depart this sinful world and he began to offer words to Solomon, the next king. In his last words, we found the best advice ever. We have looked at this earlier in two parts, I suggest you read through if you have not seen them.
In this concluding part, we shall dwell a bit on the last part of David’s words. David told Solomon that he will find God as long as he seek Him. He explained that if he forsake God then he will be a cast away. Even though this maybe challenging for lots of people to know that the extent at which you find God is the extent to which you seek Him. The question is, do you seek God? Before you complain about finding God, try to find out how much you seek God.
A lot of people are trying to seek God with mathematical brains. They look for Him once in a while when they feel they can’t help themselves and they need His help. That’s not a good enough reason to seek God. Its one of the ways to live a frustrated life. That means its all about you and not about God. Remember David stated earlier that God will search the hearts. He will see beyond your calculations. He is too wise to be swindled.
This is the reason David started with the state of the heart. Your heart must be perfect and willing to seek God. If you look at this closely, you will discover that the reason for seeking God is as important as the art of seeking Him. So, if you seek God truly with a perfect heart, you will find Him. Its a powerful secret David revealed in his advice to Solomon. If you follow Solomon’s life in the Bible, you will discover that as long as he followed this advice he prospered and maintained right standing with God. Think about this!