What are You Seeking?

John 1:35-39
The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and you will see.”
What are You Seeking?
John the Baptist points out to two of his disciples the Lamb of God. And with that, these disciples cease to follow John and walk after the Messiah. Jesus, stopping and turning to face these men speaks His first words recorded in John’s Gospel, “What are you seeking?” Powerful words not just for these two disciples, but for all those who would follow the Christ in faith.
What do you seek in being a follower of Christ? Is it fame, wealth, an easy life? If it is material wealth and success you seek, then you are chasing after the wrong person.  Christ does not promise you the easy life of carefree living and comfortable days. In fact, He promises just the opposite, “you will be hated by all for my name’s sake” (Matthew 10:22). Do you seek what God’s Word promises, salvation and justification before our Father in heaven? Then like the two disciples follow Jesus in faith, asking, “Where are you staying?” for you want to go where Jesus is, to kneel at His feet and hear His Words of forgiveness and salvation. Through faith you seek the Way, and the Truth, and the Life, found only in Christ Jesus.
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