We fulfill one of the purposes for our existence when we seek God (Acts 17:26-27). When we seek Him, we consult with Him. We take our joys and difficulties to Him in prayer. We seek direction from Him by reading the Bible. We receive light from God as we ply the pages of the Bible (2 Peter 1:19).
Ultimately we need strength and power from God. We need the love of God poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5). The Bible calls the infusion of love and power the new birth.
We derive this power, love, and new birth from God by means of His word given in the Bible. It’s a pretty simple principle. It is also quite profound. Here is what 1 Peter 1:23 says. “You have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.”
The word of God is the Bible. The imperishable seed is the Holy Spirit. God plants this seed in our hearts as we seek His face by reading the Bible, by praying, and by listening to the Bible being taught. We follow Isaiah 55:6. “Seek the Lord while He may be found.” As we read the Bible we find the Lord Jesus. We see why He came and what He does.
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