One day Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee. A man named John called out, “Look, the Lamb of God!” A couple of his disciples then started to follow Jesus down the road. He turned to them and asked, “What are you looking for?”
It’s such a simple, yet significant, question. It’s a fundamental question. It’s a heart probing question, because we look for that which we want. Or, to put it another way, what we do is driven by what we desire.
These two disciples wanted to be a part of the Kingdom of God, so they moved towards Jesus. As we move through this life, we move towards what we want. So,
asking and attempting to answer the question, “What are you looking for?” helps us discover what governs our hearts in a given moment or even over the course of a lifetime. The human heart is not made to be autonomous. It needs and desires to be ruled by a king. The question is will it be ruled by a king that will be swept away?
Whatever it is that you are looking for–whatever it is that you desire–you can find it by fixing the eyes of your faith on King Jesus and submitting to His rule. He will never exploit you. He will never humiliate you. He will never abandon you. He is the King that death itself could not sweep away. Take a listen to this sermon by Pastor Andrew Arthur in our continued study of 1 Samuel 12 in light of Easter Sunday.
For reflection and discussion questions to further process this passage and sermon, check out our MC Study and Discussion Guide-3.