Seek YE… First… That means that it must be YOU alone who seeks. Well if YOU are going to seek, that means YOU you will need to know what seek means and YOU will need to know where to seek.
Seek means to search…to discover…to investigate.
That means YOU can only find God when YOU search to discover His Kingdom. YOUR seeking will be YOUR own investigation into Gods Kingdom and His Righteousness.
Now that you know it is YOU who has do this seeking, not your priest or rabbi, guru, not with books, not anyone or anything else, just YOU, then the second thing YOU must do, is know what FIRST means. This is important because you are told to Seek YOU FIRST… So in order to know where to do YOUR seeking, YOU need to know a little about what the word ‘first’ means, since it is the first step in YOUR seeking for YOUR understanding.
Time to investigate some investing of some words and their meanings
First means, ‘in the beginning.’ Interesting isn’t it, that, In the Beginning are the first words in the bible. Beginning means…the starting place. YOUR starting place then is, In the Beginning. In the Beginning when all was God and His Kingdom of Righteousness. If YOUR starting place is, In the Beginning, YOU are searching and seeking in the right direction.
Did you begin YOUR seeking back in the beginning when there was only God and His Kingdom? Or have you been doing your seeking from the seeking of others? Seeking in churches. Seeking in books…seeking everywhere, except back in the beginning.
In seeking God, YOU will have to do deep investigation into this God and His Kingdom and since Jesus said, “Gods kingdom is not of this world,”YOU then will not be trying to seek Him in or of or with anything of this world.
So YOU ask, where shall I seek God? YOU should seek Him, where YOU FEEL Him. And where is that? Think, where do YOU FEEL God? Is it not in YOUR INNER PARTS? Maybe that is why ancient David asked, “ Doest thou desire truth in the inward parts.”
Feeling is to ‘be conscious of.’
Feeling is, ‘mental awareness.’ So then it has to be in YOUR own inner parts, in YOUR consciousness, in YOUR mental awareness that YOU seek Him. Do YOU see how hard it would be for YOU to go into someone else’s inner parts to seek God?
Seek YE….YE is… YOU.
Inner, means, ‘within.’ The reason YOU desire truth in YOUR inner parts is because that is where God is. God is. Within. Within YOUR inner parts whenever YOU are being conscious of Him. Whenever YOU have YOUR inner mental awareness on HIM.
Now that YOU know where to look, doesn’t it now make sense to YOU that it has to be YOUR own seeking, YOUR own searching and discovery, since God and His Kingdom of Righteousness are within YOUR inner parts? Each one of us has to do our OWN seeking, within OUR own inner parts.
Lets do some more seeking and searching into God and see what else we can find. You will not find any answers in this world though. Why? Because according to ancient David, “The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.” Okay, “…but where is the place of wisdom and understanding?” Where shall YOU look? Within? Well, where else if it is true what ancient Job said, that “There is a Spirit IN man and the inspiration of the Almighty gives understanding.”
It is this Spirit that YOU are to FIRST seek and it will be this Spirit that leads YOU to Gods and His Kingdom and His Righteousness.
Spirit means, ‘an animating force.’ Animating, means, ‘living’ and living means ‘to be real’ and that which has ‘continuing existence,’ and animating means, ‘a force’ and that is an Intellectual Power.
This Spirit in YOU then is a real, living, intellectual power, which has continuing existence. YOUR seeking has led YOU to YOUR inner parts and in these inner parts YOU have discovered that a Spirit lives in YOU. Does that feel right? Does that feel right to YOU, in YOUR inner parts? Does that understanding make YOU feel like YOU and YOU alone are seeking in the right direction? The direction of within. Within YOUR inner parts, the only plac YOU can have YOUR mental awareness of the truth of all things.
So can YOU see it would be foolishness for YOU to seek in this world? YOU would only seek in vain, if you seek from this world, a world where nothing has continuing existence.