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  1. Hebrews 11:6 “…Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

  2. “Diligently Seek”ekzēteō (ἐκζητέω) “1. To seek in order to find; a. to seek a thing; b. to seek [in order to find out] by thinking, meditating, reasoning, to enquire into; c. to seek after, seek for, aim at, strive after; …”

  3. “Diligently Seek”ekzēteō (ἐκζητέω) “…2. to seek i.e. require, demand, a. to crave, demand something from someone” Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, 195

  4. “Those Who Diligently Seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6) I. General Usage A. Papyri & Non-literary Sources Death seeking to change man Seeking the guilty Seeking money

  5. “Those Who Diligently Seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6) I. General Usage B. Literary sources (zēteō) Xenophon, seeking divine things (Memorobilia, 1.1.15). Plato, seeking and inquiring to expose false wisdom (Apology 23b).

  6. “Those Who Diligently Seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6) II. Greek Old Testament A. Divine reckoning (Gen. 9:5) B. Seeking Divine judgment (Exod. 18:15) C. Seeking reconciliation toGod (Deut. 4:29)

  7. “Those Who Diligently Seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6) II. Greek Old Testament D. Keeping statutes (Ps. 119:145, 155; LXX 118) E. Seeking salvation (Amos 5:5-7)

  8. “Those Who Diligently Seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6) III. New Testament Divine reckoning (Luke 11:47-51) Gentiles seeking the Lord (Acts 15:15-20)

  9. “Those Who Diligently Seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6) III. New Testament C. What the wicked do not do (Rom 3:10-12; Ps. 14:1-2) D. Seeking to change choices (Heb. 12:14-17)

  10. “Those Who Diligently Seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6) III. New Testament E. Seeking to understand the plans of God (1 Pet. 1:10-12)

  11. “Those Who Diligently Seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6) IV. Application This demands our attention. It involves obedience. The sinner must seek God quickly.

  12. “Those Who Diligently Seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6) IV. Application We should seek to know more and more of the things of God. One day it will be too late to “diligently seek” Him.