What are your motivations to seek the Lord? It is well known that many Christians attend church mainly on two occasions – Easter and Christmas. Others would come for other special events such as Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals. How about you? What is your motivation?
We also know that some people seek the Lord because they feel guilty, others because they are pressured. Some seek the Lord to please people or for pride. Unfortunately, some seek the Lord to earn Salvation.
Psalm 130 teaches us the need to seek the Lord, and in the last two verses the psalmist shares with us THE GREATEST MOTIVATION that he has to seek the Lord and wait on Him.
Here are the verses: “ O Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.  He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.”
Let us learn with the Psalmist the greatest motivations to seek the Lord.
A – God’s Unfailing Love – The first motivation is God’s unfailing love. His love never ends, never diminishes, and never gives up. He is a loving God ready to impart His love with us at any time. His love does not depend on what we do or who we are. His Love is based on who He is. This is what John wrote: “1John 4:16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. ¶ God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.”
B – God’s Ability to Redeem – The second motivation is God’s ability to redeem. God is the only one who can redeem us from our sins. We cannot do it, and we need to realize that.
I – Fully – He can redeem us completely. He can clean our lives in a way that we would not believe. Our sins can be forgiven and forgotten by God. The redemption produced by Christ and His works are enough to acquire forgiveness for all of our sins.
II – Totally – God also can redeem us totally. That means, without our help. The redemption that comes from God is a total redemption. He does not need our help to do the job. He will do it totally by Himself. The redemption that God offers is 100% free. There is nothing that we can do to save ourselves. God does the whole work.
Maybe you are in the same situation that the psalmist was, coming to church, but feeling far from God, empty, and without hope. The good news is that our God is a wonderful, powerful, gracious, and merciful God. If we recognize our needs He will come and redeem, forgive and accept us again. We only need to believe in His unfailing love and wonderful mercy. This is how Isaiah described this: “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Isaiah 55:6
My friend, I do not know where you are in your spiritual journey, but no matter where you are, we all, without exception need to seek the Lord. Come, let us seek Him together.
Have a blessed week,