KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:6 KJV ” Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled”.
The fundamental definition for holiness is to be set apart for God. It means a separation from wrong things and ways to go after God. God’s highest desire for His children is to desire and follow after God. Act 13:22 ” And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will” .It is not enough talking about stopping wrong things, God seeks for those who would hunger for Him.
According to God David was a man who pursued after Him. He added that David would do His will. The pursuit of God is indeed true holiness.
Men are naturally seekers. As a baby he seeks mother’s milk. He then seeks to be schooled. As he grows, he seeks for a job, then seeks to be married, and he goes for wealth and the pursuit goes on and on. Unfortunately, men naturally would not seek after God but go for carnal things. Psalm 4:2 “O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah”. The word leasing as used in the scriptures mean deceitful, lying or falsehood. Stop pursuing lying things.
Many children of God come to church because they are looking for something carnal and not after God. Many are using God to get what they hunger for. This is idolatry. It could be the anointing, fame, wealth or what have you? Nothing is higher than God Himself. The basic difference between David and Saul is that David longed for God, to please Him, while Saul longed for other things, like establishing his kingship by using God. Don’t fall for this temptation. Never grow satisfied longing after God. In God lies your true potentials, fulfillment and finally establishment.
O God give me a hunger for you and to please you, in all I do. May I never use you to obtain anything but allow you to use me to get what you want through me. Help me o God.
Ezra 7:10 “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments”.
Psalms 14:2 ” The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God”.