God desires that we live by faith in our wholehearted devotion, trust, and dependence on Him. The Bible defines faith as the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. It is by faith that we believe that God exists even if we do not see Him. And it is in seeking Him with all heart that we have the opportunity to discover the wonders of God’s character and His love, compassion, and power.
The Bible has a lot of examples showing that God rewards those who diligently seek him with faith. It is by faith that Noah constructed an ark and saved his household. By faith, Enoch was taken from this life so that he did not experience death. God had taken him because he pleased God. It is by faith that we have been justified and received the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ.
- 1 What Does The Bible Say About “God Rewards Those Who Diligently Seek Him”?
- 2 What Does It Mean To Diligently Seek God?
- 3 Does God Really Reward Those Who Diligently Seek Him?
- 4 What Is The Reward From God To Those Who Diligently Seek Him?
- 5 Conclusion
What Does The Bible Say About “God Rewards Those Who Diligently Seek Him”?
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.
1 Chronicles 16:10–12
Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles and the judgments he pronounced.
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.
Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.
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.
The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.
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.
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”
What Does It Mean To Diligently Seek God?
The word “seek” means search (to find), inquire (to ask), make an effort, or attempt (try to get or to go or to reach). Seeking the Lord God means drawing in His presence to find His will, direction, wisdom, help, strength, protection, and provision in every situation in life.
A child of God who diligently seeks after God will go to any length to find God through persistent and consistent prayer life, fasting, meditation of the Word, the lifestyle of worship, and sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Does God Really Reward Those Who Diligently Seek Him?
“Now without faith it is impossible to please him, for the one who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” – Hebrews 11:6
There are two truths on how you can position yourself to receive a reward from God: Man’s belief and faith in God; and Man’s diligence in seeking God.
God wants to see that we are delighted and most satisfied in Him. Like David, he wrote the book of Psalms to express His deep devotion, love, and faith in God. He had an intimate relationship and experience with God that He was called “a man after God’s own heart.”
David’s faith caused him to defeat the Philistine giant Goliath and overcome the constant death threat of King Saul and gave victories over numerous wars of his lifetime. God rewarded him with wealth and territories and established his throne as king of Israel.
What Is The Reward From God To Those Who Diligently Seek Him?
As we cross-reference the Bible, scriptures prove that those impossible things were possible when we sincerely seek and obey the Lord.
Divine Revelation – God gives relevant knowledge, wisdom, direction, or guidance essential to every situation and decision to make (Luke 11:9–10).
Divine Provision And Blessings – Every need is met not according to the economy of the world but the economy of heaven (Matthew 6:33, Psalm 34:10).
Divine Intervention And Protection – God intervenes in the affairs of His people to rescue them from crisis and trouble (1 Chronicles 16:10–12, Psalm 9:10, Romans 8:28).
Divine Healing And Restoration – Prayers of healing and deliverance are available for those who look for healing their bodies and freedom from the bondage of the enemy(2 Chronicles 7:14).
Divine Strength – God renews our strength day by day as we trust in Him and spend time in His presence (Isaiah 40:31).
Personal Encounter with God – God will show himself personally (face to face) to those who diligently seek Him (Psalm 27:4, Jeremiah 29:13–14).
God looks down from heaven on all mankind in this world to see those who understand and those who earnestly seek God. It is the priority of every Christian to seek God’s kingdom and righteousness. Pursue God’s presence, His will, guidance, counsel, wisdom, provision, strength, protection, and everything you need in this life.
We can reflect His glory and character when we spend quality time with Him. He has promised to reward us not only in this life on earth but, most especially, eternal life with Him—the greatest reward.