Bible Verses About Seeking God (KJV)

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There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of how to seek God. Every person’s journey is unique, and each individual must find his or her own way to connect with the divine.

However, there are some general principles that can be helpful for anyone who wants to deepen their relationship with God. First, it is important to remember that seeking God is not a passive activity. You cannot simply sit back and wait for God to come to you; you must actively go out and search for him.

Second, seekers must be open to receive whatever God has to offer. This means being willing to let go of preconceived notions about who God is and what he is like, and being open to hearing new truths about him.

Finally, it is important to be persistent in one’s search for God. The journey may not always be easy, but those who stick with it will eventually find themselves in a place of deep connection with the divine.

The Bible does give us some principles that can guide our seeking.

First, we must remember that seeking God is not about trying to earn His favor or doing things to try to impress Him. Rather, it is about coming to Him with humility and a desire to know Him more.

“If you seek him, he will be found by you,” (1 Chronicles 28:9).

This verse reminds us that when we seek God with a sincere heart, He will reveal Himself to us. We don’t have to try to find Him on our own; He will make Himself known.

Another principle we see in Scripture is that we must be careful not to seek God in the wrong places. Just as we wouldn’t go to a doctor for legal advice, we shouldn’t go to the world for spiritual guidance. The world doesn’t have the answers we’re looking for; only God does.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts,” (Isaiah 55:8-9).

When we seek God’s guidance, we can trust that He will lead us in His perfect way. We don’t need to worry that we’re not doing things the right way; we can trust that God will direct our steps.

Finally, as we seek God, we must be prepared to change. Seeking God is not a passive activity; it requires effort and intentionality. And as we grow in our relationship with God, He will likely begin to change us. He may reveal areas of our lives that need to be different, and He will give us the strength to change.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will,” (Romans 12:2).

As we seek God, He will transform us into His image. We will become more like Him, and our lives will begin to reflect His character.

These are just a few of the principles we see in Scripture about seeking God. As you seek Him, ask Him to reveal Himself to you and to show you His will for your life. Seek Him with a humble heart, and be prepared to change as He reveals Himself to you.


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Bible Verses About Seeking God

1. Psalm 27:4

One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.

2. 1 Chronicles 16:11

Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.

3. Psalm 63:1

{A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.} O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

4. Acts 17:27

That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

5. 2 Chronicles 11:16

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.

6. Psalm 27:8

When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

7. Proverbs 8:17

I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

8. Psalm 119:2

Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

9. Hosea 10:12

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

10. Psalm 119:155

Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.

11. 1 Chronicles 16:10

Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

12. Leviticus 19:31

Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

13. Luke 12:31

But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

14. 2 Corinthians 6:2

(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

15. Psalm 14:2

The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

16. 2 Chronicles 7:14

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.

17. Matthew 6:33

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

18. Jeremiah 29:13

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

19. 2 Chronicles 16:12

And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians.

20. Hebrews 11:6

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.

21. Leviticus 20:6

And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.

22. 1 Chronicles 22:19

Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the LORD.

23. Psalm 105:3

Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

24. Psalm 70:4

Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.

25. Proverbs 28:5

Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

26. Jeremiah 50:4

In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God.

27. 2 Chronicles 15:13

That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

28. 1 Chronicles 28:9

And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

29. Zephaniah 2:3

Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.

30. Psalm 69:32

The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

31. Psalm 10:4

The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

32. Isaiah 31:1

Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!

33. Isaiah 45:19

I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.

34. Psalm 40:16

Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.


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Celine Rice
Celine is a web blogger who enjoys writing about her daily life. Her favorite topics are education and feminism. As much as she enjoys being creative, she sometimes just wants to sit down and read a good book without overthinking.
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