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Thought from the Word

Posted at Thu, Apr 4, 2019 8:45 AM

James 4:8

“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”

When a soul sets out to seek God, God sets out to meet that soul; so that while we are drawing near to Him, He is drawing near to us.  What does it mean to draw near to God? Charles Spurgeon considered a few ways for us to that:

  • It means to draw near in worship, praise, and in prayer.
  • It means to draw near by asking counsel of God.
  • It means to draw near in enjoying communion with God.
  • It means to draw near in the general course and tenor of your life.

Then we see as the chapter comes to a close the results of drawing near to God:

  • Drawing near to God helps us to resist the devil.
  • Drawing near to God helps us to become pure.
  • Drawing near to God helps us to sorrow for sin.
  • Drawing near to God helps us to speak well of other people.
  • Drawing near to God helps us to think of eternal things.

God wants to have a close relationship with you. Won’t you today seek to have a close relationship with Him?

Come close to God, and God will come close to you

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