What does it mean to seek the Messiah? The birth of Christ as told in the gospels shows us people who sought to see the Messiah, sought to be with Jesus, sought to follow him. As we enter the Christmas season, it’s good to ask ourselves what are we doing to seek Jesus, to deepen our relationship with him?
Psalm 25:1-10 tells us how to seek intimacy with our savior. “In you, Lord my God, I put my trust,” the Psalm opens. How much trust do we put in Jesus or are we more inclined to go it alone in life? “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths,” verse 4 offers. If we seek guidance from Jesus, he will teach us how to find the right path. He won’t necessarily give us a road map, but he will help us discern the correct route.
In seeking the Messiah we need to have an attitude of selflessness that places Jesus first in our life. “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way,” verse 9 tells us. In order for us to follow Jesus, we must trust him to show us the right path; humbly let him lead us. Take some time today to read Psalm 25:1-10 and meditate on how it can prepare your heart for seeking Jesus.
“May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.” – 1 Thessalonians 3:13
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