I am looking for a verse from the Bible which reads, “Seek the truth and ye shall find.” This may not be an exact quotation. I am wondering if you can help?
There are no verses in the Bible that read, “Seek the truth and ye shall find.” However, there are verses that speak of seeking and finding. What follows are some examples.
Seek God With All Your Heart
Our first verse is a major Bible reference that teaches us to seek God. If we do, we will find Him.
And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you . . . (NASB) Jeremiah 29:13-14
While the verse was written to the nation of Israel, the principle applies to everyone. In this passage God promises that if you seek Him with all your heart, He will let you find Him. That is, the person must be very sincere!
Another passage that echoes this same principle was also given to the nation of Israel.
But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul. Deuteronomy 4:29 (NASB)
This promise will not be realized by anyone who casually seeks God. They must seek God aggressively and completely. Nothing else can be more important; then they will find Him.
We Are Urged To Seek Wisdom
In Proverbs 8:17 divine wisdom cries out to us urging us to seek it. Wisdom speaks figuratively as a person.
“I love those who love me;
And those who diligently seek me will find me.
Proverbs 8:17 (NASB)
It is clear from verse 11 that wisdom is speaking as if it were a person. We are to understand that if we seriously seek wisdom we will find wisdom. Wisdom is not truth but insight and determining the best action based on knowledge of truth. There are many people who have done exceedingly well in school and earned high GPAs but they are not very wise. In this verse divine wisdom states that we want to be wise we must earnestly seek it. In the process of seeking divine wisdom we will find God.
Christians Are Promised Truth
Once a person becomes a Christian, the journey to discovering more spiritual truth continues, but it requires that the individual continuously abides in the study of Scripture.
So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” (NASB) John 8:31-32
The word for abide has the idea of remaining, staying or lingering. If we are seeking truth, we will need to abide and meditate on His word. The truth does make us free – free from sin in Jesus Christ – free from darkness – freedom in light or truth.
God teaches us that we can find Him if we seek Him sincerely and deeply. The facts of the universe and life will become obvious and if we seek wisdom in the pages of the Bible, we will know truth and our God more deeply. Truth is found as we seek God in the pages of Scripture.
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