Seek Out the Works of God


Elder Robert Willis (dec)


The psalmist David gives wonderful admonition to God’s children in Psalm 111:2, “The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.” This verse doesn’t say that just anyone will seek out the great works of the Lord. What it does say is who it is that will seek out those wondrous works. It is those who have found pleasure in them before and know the blessings found in seeking the things of God which honor and glorify Him; those things which are pleasing to Him, and those things which are according to His will.

Job, in the midst of all types of tribulation, said; “Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God” (Job 37:14). This is exactly the point which God would eventually make with Job when the Lord instructed him concerning His (God’s) creation and the wonder of it. Notice what John said in Revelation 15:3, “…Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.” It is these works and these ways which we should seek daily and then relish in the “pleasure therein.”

We would all do well to “Think About It!”



An Excellent Observation    From the front page of The Primitive Baptist, Christian Pathway, Gospel Appeal,  August – September 2021      Elder John Leland (1848)


By some, striplings of genius, or striplings without genius, are sent to school with the avowed purpose of preparing them for the ministry; as if the preaching of the gospel was but the declension of nouns or of the conjunction of verbs, with the knowledge of a little Greek and Latin. Supposing, however, they excel and equal Newton, Milton, or Jefferson, they are but prepared for the study of astronomers, to close the closet of the poets, or the chair of state. Amos was a rustic herdsman, John the Baptist was brought up in the wilderness, so the Apostles, for the most part, were ignorant Galileans who followed the trade of fishing; yet these were called by God, while the learned among them were neglected.