Behold Me Behold Me
Isaiah 65:1: I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.
When God says something twice we ought to pay twice as much attention. He wants us to pay attention to Him. Our beholding Him should be far more than just a glance. It should be a way of life. Paying attention to our Creator is the most rewarding thing that we can do. He is worthy of our daily attention.
Psalms 113:3: From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD*S name is to be praised.
Hebrews 12:1-2: Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
How can we behold the Lord? We can behold Him with the eyes of our hearts. We can behold Him in the Bible. We can behold His work in His Creation. We can behold Him in the lives of other faithful believers. We can behold Him in Biblical churches. We can behold Him at work in our own hearts and lives. We can behold Him as we meditate upon (think about) Him. How much attention am I giving Him? How much are you? If we pay no attention to Him, how can we follow Him and love Him?
Acts 17:11: These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Luke 9:23: And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Acts 5:42: And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon on 1 Thessalonians 4:17b: . . . So shall we ever be with the Lord.