Where Is God to Be Found?
Jesse M. Hendley
In Job, 23rd chapter, verse 3, "Oh that I knew where I might find Him." That is the cry of human hearts, because I have learned more in the last few months than I have ever learned before that everybody is seeking for the Lord. They may not know it. They may not be conscious of it. You may say, "do you mean that that dirty man out yonder in the gutter is searching for the Lord?" I mean just exactly that. I hope that we Christians will get to the place sometime, like our Master, when we love sinners. I hope we will. I don't believe any sinner ever felt ill at ease with Jesus, that except for his sins, he felt that, but he knew the Lord was for him. I believe that with all my heart, and above all things that burn my soul down to the depths all my life there has been one thing that always riled me above everything else, and that is a bully. I have never liked a bully. I have never liked a big fellow jumping on a little one. I have never liked a big dog jumping on a little dog. I have never liked anything like that, and this is in the same category, to find a Christian that sneers at any professing Christian, who sneers at ANYBODY who is down and trying to come back up. That thing just goes all over me, from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet. We ought to love sinners. We ought to be after sinners. The prophets sat where the sinners sat. Jesus was a friend of sinners. They felt better in His Presence than in the presence of anybody else. There's a lot of holier than thou folks walking around with their noses up in the air who are going to Hell. But Jesus was a Friend of sinners! And they KNEW that He WAS their friend. That is why they flocked to Him.
And so here is the question. Everywhere you go people are raising the question, "Oh that I knew where I might find Him." That is the cry of their hearts. Now together with that passage is Genesis 28:16, "Surely the Lord is in ...
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