Romans 10:20 Found By The Unexpected

“And Isaiah boldly says, I was found by those who did not seek me; I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me.” Romans 10:20

Paul quotes from Isaiah 65:1, where God is talking about being found by people who were not really seeking Him. God had chosen the Israelites for His people, yet they had rejected Him and went their own ways. The rest of the world, the Gentiles, had chosen to follow idols, yet many ended up finding God.

During the time of Paul, many of the Israelites were stating that they were following God, yet at the same time rejected Jesus. They felt like they knew what they were doing and were in the right. When the gospel message about Jesus was brought to them, many rejected it. When that same message was brought to the idol worshipping Gentiles, many received it. God was found by those who were not really looking for Him.

Two things can be seen in this. First, as a believer in Jesus, are you really seeking Him or just an experience of just being saved? Many believers today just want to be saved so that they do not go to hell. Their salvation has very little to do with a relationship with Jesus and God the Father.

The second thing is that as a believer you need to tell everyone about Jesus. Everyone includes those who are hardened sinners who don’t look or act like they would want to hear about Jesus. This includes the people of other false religions. This includes people who do not believe in God or Jesus. These are people who are not seeking God.

It is these very people who may find God in what you tell them. God may touch their hearts and open their eyes when you are a witness to them. Give everyone a chance to accept or reject Jesus. Unless they are told they do not have that opportunity. Too often believers will not tell them because they do not expect them to accept Jesus. Yet, God may already be working on their hearts and minds. Give them a chance.

Make sure you are seeking God in your life and then go and tell everyone you can about Jesus.

I pray today that you will seek the desires of God for your life; that you will be willing to be bold and tell everyone you can about Jesus; that Jesus will draw many to Him through your testimony; and that God will reveal Himself to others.

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