God will let you find Him
God will let us find Him
David’s Message to his son Solomon
“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever. 10 Consider now, for the LORD has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be courageous and act.”
1st Chronicles 28:9-10
Notice, David tells his son Solomon, the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts.” God knows our naked soul. We can hide nothing from Him. He knows the depth and sincerity of our interest in Him. If we seek Him, He will let us find Him. David told Solomon God, “searches all hearts.” What a wondrous thing to consider, that God is mindful of us and if we seek Him He will permit us to find Him. God is active in our process of coming to know Him. God imparts knowledge of Himself to us by placing His hand upon our hearts and minds, soul and spirit, changing and informing us. Labeling this “mystical knowledge” creates the impression that this is odd and extraordinary. Rather, this is meant to be the norm of all human spiritual life.
The Prophet Azariah’s Message to King Asa
The story of Asa, King of Judah, son of King Abijah, grandson of King Rehoboam, great grandson of King Solomon, great great grandson of King David conveys the same message about finding God. In 2nd Chronicles chapter 14 we read about a million man army of Ethiopians who come against Judah. Asa turns to God and seeks His deliverance from this threat.
Then Asa called to the LORD his God and said, “LORD, there is no one besides You to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength; so help us, O LORD our God, for we trust in You, and in Your name have come against this multitude. O LORD, You are our God; let not man prevail against You.” So the LORD [routed the Ethiopians before Asa and before Judah, and the Ethiopians fled. 2nd Chronicles 14:11-12
After this event the Spirit of God came on a prophet named Azariah and he approached Asa as follows.
Now the Spirit of God came on Azariah the son of Oded, and he went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: the LORD is with you when you are with Him. And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you. For many days Israel was without the true God and without a teaching priest and without law. But in their distress they turned to the LORD God of Israel, and they sought Him, and He let them find Him. In those times there was no peace to him who went out or to him who came in, for many disturbances afflicted all the inhabitants of the lands. Nation was crushed by nation, and city by city, for God troubled them with every kind of distress. But you, be strong and do not lose courage, for there is reward for your work.” 2nd Chronicles 15:1-7
The same principle David taught to Solomon, Azariah taught to King Asa. Through the scriptures God teaches the same lesson to us all. “The LORD is with you when you are with Him. And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.” Brethren, let us be resolved to seek and embrace God that He might let us find Him and that He might not decide to forsake us.