Tag Archive | come near to God

Psalm 96:7-9 ” Ascribe to the Lord, O families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering and come into His courts. Worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness; tremble before Him, all the earth.”

God’s mercy is extended to the whole race of mankind.  “For He is the God not only of the Jews, but of the Gentiles.” (Romans 3:29)  It also reminds us in Psalm 22:27 that someday, “all the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord.”  And as these verses today show, God is continually extending His hand to us…wooing and  beckoning us to come near and worship Him.

II Chronicles 15:2 ” The Lord is with you when you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.”

James 4:8 tells us to, “Come near to God and He will come near to you.”  What does “coming near to God” look like though?  It starts with communing or fellowshiping with our Heavenly Father…and that means getting to know Him.  It’s similar to when you first started dating your spouse…you talked together endless hours, getting to know each other.  God wants us to know Him…and He wants us to trust Him.  But we have to know Him before we can trust Him…and that means reading His Word and praying.  God assures us that if we seek Him, we will find Him…for He’s longingly waiting for that opportunity to be known by us.