There are many verses in the Bible that address the subject of seeking God. It is impossible to mention all of the verses while keeping my answer brief, but I will mention a few of them.

Romans 3:10-11 states, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.” Therefore, none of us naturally has a desire to seek after God. However, after we have been saved through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, we are made a new creation in Christ and are given new desires. As we read in Colossians 3:1, “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.”

Seeking God results in many spiritual rewards. Hebrews 11:6 says, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

Seeking God requires purpose of heart. Deuteronomy 4:29 says, “But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.”

In 1 Chronicles 16:10-12 we read, “Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually. Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth.” These verses were part of King David’s proclamation of thankfulness to the Lord when the Ark was returned to Jerusalem. How important it is to seek the Lord during times of celebration as we remember all of the good that God has shown toward us.

It is also important to seek God when we need to repent of sins that we have committed. 2 Chronicles 7:14 is written for Israel, but we can apply the principles of it to ourselves individually when we repent of our sins and God forgives us. This verse says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

May we be like those faithful Israelites who continued to seek the Lord while Jeroboam was practicing wickedness. We read of them in 2 Chronicles 11:14-16. “For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest’s office unto the Lord: And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made. And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the Lord God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the Lord God of their fathers.” (279.6) (DJ)