For while we were yet weak, in due season Christ died for the ungodly. Rom. 5,6


Yearn for Him!

   This is the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek Your face--even Jacob. Psalm 24:6

   We read about these in the Scripture: «All Your holy ones are in Your hand, And they followed in Your steps; Everyone receives of Your words.» (Deut. 33:3).
   They receives of His words, that characterizes them. And that - as James writes - because: «In the exercise of His will He brought them forth by the word of truth!» (Jam. 1:18). And then it is also where they seek His face
above all, since it was there He met them the first time. - They followed in His steps (lay at His feet (Norw. transl.): Prayer - receives of His words: The Word!
   No one is saved, or gain a better relationship with God, because they read in the Word of God and prays - that is, because of this "piece of work," but because then they have come to and drinks of the fountain!
   It shines through in our text exactly this - they asks for Him! - They seek His face! It is He Himself who have become their hearts treasure! «Jesus I must own
   Therefore, this is not anything that has its reason in my piety, but on the contrary in the need caused by missing exactly that! It is lost sinners who asks for Him, because that is precisely what He is - a saviour for sinners!
   One can on the one hand speak slightingly about reading the Bible and prayer, and justly, when it is something that first of all is a result av the old selfs self-righteous essence - one wishes reward for the work that has been done! - But on the other hand, one must not forget that it is also something God wants to find with a Christian, and that it is an urge of the Spirit.
   We are born by this Word, and is over and over again helped by this Word on our journey here. That is also why we seek it, either we feel inclined to it or not, because we have acknowledged and experienced that life is revealed to us there.
   It is not without significance to your Christian life whether you neglect Bible and prayer - that you must bear in mind! «This is the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek Your face--even Jacob.»
   Jesus has asked us to come! - And that is because He has something to give you - something to say to you!


Holy Bible New American Standard Version
Translator: E.K.



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