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More This World Rejects God The More We Are To Seek Him

Micah 7:7 (ESV) … “But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.”

If we mark the discriminating character of the Lord’s people, we shall find, that from the beginning of the world it has consisted in this: The ungodly “call not upon God;” but the “godly are a people near unto him.”

Abraham, the father of the faithful, built an altar to God in every place where he abode. Moses, David, and all the saints, familiarized themselves with God, if I may so speak; and carried their every want to him, as their Father and their Friend.

The Prophet Micah, in his own conduct, well illustrates this. The awful state of the world around him he declares in very pathetic terms; crying, in the view of it, “Woe is me!” And having represented this with the fidelity that became him, he declares, with no common measure of complacency, the manner in which he proposed to occupy his mind: “But as for me, I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me:” that is, the more others depart from God, the more will I seek his face.[1]

[1] Simeon, C. (1832). Horae Homileticae: Hosea to Malachi (Vol. 10, pp. 327–328). London: Holdsworth and Ball.

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