I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
Proverbs 8:17 NIV
Under Canadian law, on arrest or detention, everyone has the right to retain and instruct counsel without delay and to be informed of that right. In order to protect against the risk of self-incrimination that results from individuals being deprived of their liberty by the state, and in order to assist them in regaining their liberty, it is only logical that the phrase “without delay” means “immediately.” Those arrested are encouraged to diligently seek legal counsel right away.
From the moment that sin entered into the human heart and separated all of His creation from Him, God has been diligently seeking us to draw us back to Himself. That really is the purpose of the entire Biblical narrative. God’s plan to redeem us was developed even before the foundation of the world. God is diligently seeking that which was lost – most importantly, He has been seeking us. At the same time, God births into us a longing for Him. We are the only part of His creation that bears the image of God – no other created being has a sense of eternity and a longing for a relationship with our Creator. So, He is seeking us, and we are seeking Him. King Solomon noted this and wrote in Proverbs 8:17: “I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.” What a wonderful promise from God. He isn’t playing a game of cosmic hide and seek. He desires to be known by us – and when we seek Him through faith in Jesus Christ, we find Him. When we do find Him, our sin is wiped away and our relationship Him is secured.
These have been words from the heart.