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bible verses about seeking god

The Importance of Seeking God:

  • Isaiah 55:6 – “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.”
  • Jeremiah 29:13 – “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
  • Matthew 6:33 – “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Seeking God in Worship and Prayer:

  • Psalm 95:6 – “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.”
  • Jeremiah 29:12 – “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”
  • Proverbs 8:17 – “I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.”

Seeking God’s Will and Guidance:

  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
  • Psalm 32:8 – “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”
  • Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Seeking God in Repentance and Humility:

  • 2 Chronicles 7:14 – “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
  • Psalm 51:10 – “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
  • Psalm 51:17 – “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.”

Seeking God’s Word and Wisdom:

  • Psalm 119:105 – “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
  • Psalm 19:7 – “The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.”
  • Proverbs 2:6 – “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”

Seeking God in Times of Trouble:

  • Psalm 9:9 – “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.”
  • Psalm 18:6 – “In my distress, I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple, he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.”
  • Psalm 23:4 – “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Seeking God’s Presence and Favor:

  • Psalm 27:4 – “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.”
  • Psalm 84:11 – “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.”
  • Psalm 90:17 – “May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.”

Seeking God’s Righteousness and Justice:

  • Matthew 5:6 – “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”
  • Isaiah 1:17 – “Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.”
  • Luke 12:31 – “But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.”

Seeking God’s Salvation and Redemption:

  • Amos 5:6 – “Seek the Lord and live, or he will sweep through the tribes of Joseph like a fire; it will devour them, and Bethel will have no one to quench it.”
  • Luke 19:10 – “The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
  • Matthew 7:7 – “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

Seeking God’s Love and Mercy:

  • Psalm 86:15 – “But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.”
  • Zephaniah 2:3 – “Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the Lord’s anger.”
  • Lamentations 3:25 – “The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.”