"But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness." (1 Corinthians 1:23)
The Greek philosopher Pythagoras divided men into three classes:
1. Seekers after knowledge
2. Seekers after honor
3. Seekers after gain.
I wonder why he failed to notice two other classes: those who are not seeking anything and those who are seekers after God.
Let us add them to his list:
4. Seekers after nothing. These are the human vegetables who live by their glands and their instincts. I refer to the millions of normal persons who have allowed their magnificent intellectual equipment to wither away from lack of exercise. Their reading matter is the sports page and the comic section; their music is whatever is popular and handy -- and loud!
5. Seekers after God. I am thinking of men and women who are God-hungry souls though their numbers may not be large. By nature they are no better than the rest of mankind, and by practice they have sometimes been worse. The one sign of their divine election is their insatiable thirst after the Source of their being. Thank the Lord for seekers after God, and their destiny lies in the hand of the One who gave His only begotten Son to die for the life of the world!
Dear Lord, I want to be known among my family and friends as a God-seeker. My destiny belongs to You, O Lord.