Psalm 40:16 “But may all who SEEK You rejoice and be glad in You; may those who love Your Salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord!”
This morning we busted out the Strong’s Concordance of the Bible and looked at the Hebrew word for “Seek” that is found in Psalm 40:16. The word is “baqash” (baw-kash), and it means….to seek😊. But when you dive deeper into how it is used in different parts of the Bible you find that it is used to describe “Seeking something that is missing or lost, looking for something, or “seek to secure” meaning to the pursuit of a wish or the accomplishing of a plan.
It can be easy to go through the motions of Christian faith… Go to church in person/online. Listen to worship music in the car. Do morning devotions. Quickly read/listen to your Bible/audio Bible. This word study showed me that it’s important to God that we slow down and take time to really SEEK him through fervent prayer, or showing our kids where He is in the world and how He has revealed Himself. And David’s song of prayer in Psalm 40:16 is that to those who invest the time and energy to SEEK God they would rejoice and be glad in God.
Let’s replace some of the time of “going through the motions” of the Christian faith with some dedicated time to go deeper, study harder, and pray with more focus and intention.