The most important thing a human being can do is to seek after God. God loved the world so much that he gave His only Son to die upon the cross – just so we could have a relationship with Him! All we must do is to love Him enough to seek after Him. (Read Romans 10:8-13 to see what to do when you find Him.) Proverbs 8:17 tells us that God loves those who love Him. “I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me”(Proverbs 8:17). It also says that those who seek him early will find Him. But did you notice the word “early” in that verse? The word “early” means be up early at any task with the implication of earnestness and by extension to search for painstakingly. One must earnestly seek God early. The best time is to seek God first thing each morning. Not only will you not run out of time during the day to spend with Him, but the course of your day will be better set by seeking Him early.
It is not only important to seek God early in each day, but early in one’s life. The earlier a child (or even a young person) begins to seek after God, the easier it will be for them to find Him. The older a person gets, the less likely they will find it important enough to seek after God. There are many excuses; too many to even try to list. But the longer one waits in their life, the less likely they will even try to seek earnestly after God.
But there is so much more than just this one verse. What happens when one loves God and chooses to seek Him early – finding Him? Read what God says in the verses that follow that one: “18. Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. 19. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. 20. I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: 21. That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures” (Proverbs 8:18-21). God has all of the riches, righteousness, and fruit (reward) better than gold or silver. God leads into the paths of righteousness, causing those that love Him to inherit substance. Our treasures will be filled by God, Himself! What better life could one hope to have?
But it all begins with loving God enough to seek after him diligently.
Things in this life should never keep us from seeking God or the things of God.
Have you sought after God?