One of the great temptations for Christians in the twentieth century is to become familiar with the Word of God. Why? Because it is so easy to become entertainment-oriented. Believers often forget that they must prepare their hearts for the preaching of God’s Word. Therefore, they have a very small capacity to receive God’s Word. The natural man will never be prepared to hear from God
“Seek ye the Lord, while He may be found” (Isaiah 55:6a). Seek the Lord while He gives you an opportunity to do so. How? By preparing the heart to receive from Him. “Call ye upon Him while He is near” (Isaiah 55:6b). “I love them that love Me; and those that seek Me early shall find me” (Proverbs 8:17).A person who esteems the Scriptures above the greatest conflict that he is encountering is one who will stay in fellowship with God.
There is a need for individuals to develop a hunger and a thirst after God’s righteousness (2). God will be faithful to fill us with all of His fullness (3). He will not withhold one good thing from those who walk uprightly (4).
God wants His children to love righteousness, but hate iniquity (5). Familiarity with God and His Word is one of the greatest hindrances to faith. Remember that “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” (Romans 10:17). Do not allow anything to keep you from seeking the Lord while He may be found!