Who Is the True Seeker?
There is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God.
Over the last decade, nothing has gained more popularity in churches than the concept of “seeker sensitivity.” That is, making worship services attractive and welcoming to those who may not know Christ—who may be “seeking” Him. “Seeker-Friendly.” “Seeker-Driven.” “Seeker-Sensitive.” All these terms reflect a desire to reach out to the non-Christian—the seeker.
Many have been won to the Lord by churches becoming more sensitive to the needs of non-Christians. But some clarification is needed. The Bible says there is no one who seeks the Lord (Romans ); that Christ is the true Seeker (Luke ). The real question is whether or not we are Seeker-Friendly, Seeker-Driven, and Seeker-Sensitive with reference to Christ. Have you become His friend? Are you driven by His agenda or yours? Are you sensitive to His will and direction for your life? The classic example is the apostle
If church members are Seeker-Sensitive, then the church will be Seeker-Sensitive, too.
No one ever lost out by excessive devotion to Christ.
H. A. Ironside