Ezra 8:22, “ For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.”
This is a great verse, but I want to focus on one specific phrase. The phrase is toward the end of the verse which says, “The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him.”
If we want the hand of God to be on our life (and we do badly need it), we must seek God. The word seek means, “To attempt to find.” The verse says that God’s hand will be upon those that attempt to find Him. This should not be a hard thing to do. God is not hard to find. God is always accessible through His Word and through prayer. We don’t have to seek very hard to find God. It’s more of a matter of will we do it?
Seeking God is something so simple, yet it is so vital to us as Christians. If we seek God, His hand will be upon us. If we do not seek God, that means we are forsaking Him. It is either one or the other. There is no middle ground. The verse states that if we forsake God, His power and wrath will be against us.
Let us strive to seek God today. Our options are to seek God and have His hand upon our lives, or to forsake God and face His wrath. I don’t know about you, but this seems like an easy choice. However, as easy as it is, it is one that we MUST make each and every day of our lives.