Does God Need An Application
To us who are Christians, you would be tempted to say, “Of course not.” In many circles, if you know what’s good for you, you’ll affirm those words.
Yet, for many Christians, God needs to keep readjusting His résumé. Do His qualifications fit our expectations?
It seems natural that those apart from the faith would demand such things. As they seek, will God pass the test?
We confess that God is unchanging, that His promises are eternal and His love is everlasting. That means that His nature does not undergo the radical transformations that we are used to seeing in this world for things that are temporal. When we see differences, it is our perception that has altered, not God. God continues to grant mercy, extend hope, and remind us that He is the God of the ages. It is what He has been doing for more generations than we can imagine.
Leviticus 19:31 says: Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.
God wants us to go directly to Him or through His approved spokespeople to receive His words. He will confirm who those people are.
Deuteronomy 4:29 says: But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find Him, if you search after Him with all your heart and with all your soul.
God knows the passions of our hearts. We will chase after the ways of the world. But when we realize we are off track, He is willing to receive us back. It will take commitment, but we can see powerful things about God when we engage in a path of true pursuit.
Isaiah 55:6 says: Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near.
Now is the time to seek the Lord. Look at what He has done for His people throughout the generations. Look at those who call upon the name of the Lord at this time. Are they happier and more hopeful because of the God that they turn their face to? There is a time when it will be too late to seek the Lord. When He returns, those who have not sought Him will be found lacking.
My prayer is that the “application” of God’s Word shows you the story of a God who is always concerned for those who are His. May His résumé speak for itself. Amen.