What does the Bible say about being pursued?
The Bible is full of amazing examples of God pursuing His people, even unto death on a cross. God relentlessly pursues His children and captures their hearts. Scripture sets the tone for how all of our relationships in life should look: full of love, grace, forgiveness, and hard work. The Bible is one overarching, beautiful story of God pursuing His people: Israel, whom He set apart; and the Gentiles, whom He grafted in.
From the beginning, even before Eve took that forbidden bite, God was pursuing a relationship with His created beings. He delighted in spending time with them, and when they chose sin, He pursued them with grace. God’s immediate response after sin was to make a sacrifice. He took the lives of two creatures to make skins for Adam and Eve to wear. From that day on, God continued to call people to Himself. Whenever there was apostasy in Israel, He saved a remnant to continue to pursue. God is always after the hearts of His people.
Jesus, in His earthly ministry, pursued people. He did not pursue politics (as the zealots would have preferred), or power (as Satan tempted Him with). Jesus had compassion on the people He encountered. He loved them with an enthusiasm that was contagious. People followed Him, and He met them right where they were. He sat with them, ate with them, grieved with them, and gave them hope.
The Bible shows us what it looks like to be pursued by an amazing God who is relentless in His love for us. His mercies are new every morning, He offers grace upon grace, He loves sacrificially, and He is present always in the good times and bad. We can’t expect the person we’re dating to be perfect like God. However, we are called as Christians to live godly lives, and to be imitators of Christ. We are to love like Christ, and this is possible because the Holy Spirit indwells believers and gives us what we need to live beyond our own selfish desires each day.
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