Psalm 43:3 “Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your tabernacle.”
Mankind in their natural condition does not seek the Light, which is God. Rather we naturally seek darkness, SIN. Jesus states this in John 3:19, “And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.” This passage is often overlooked for the most often cherry picked previous verse of John 3:16.
And there is no further evidence from Scripture than Jesus Christ, the man-God walking this earth, looking sinners in their eyes, indeed within physical grasping distance, and even seeing firsthand His many miracles, and they rejecting Him outright. Do you think you would have been any different?
The seekers of the Light are those God is calling to His Son Jesus Christ or as Scripture says “drawing” and then regenerated by God at which time they SEEK the Light in full force. Their hearts and mind regenerated by the Holy Spirit, born-again, their whole physical and mental being as transformed from seeking darkness to seeking the Light.
Before one is born-again, they can imitate seeking the light externally. They have various reasons and motivations for doing so. It might be vanity, or an external moral piousness they seek to be accepted by man, but internally they seek darkness. They could be Sunday churchians, they might even sing in the choir and get along with the church, but they do this for vastly different reasons as they are not seekers of the Light. They might be the superstitious type as Simon the sorcerer in Acts and want in on the perception that God is some sort of cosmic ATM machine. That by consorting with actual believers might bring them “good luck” or more worldly adulation.
The discernment for a seeker of the Light has a INTERNAL disposition of this seeking. They do not seek sin any longer, they seek Jesus and His word. And some externally might not LOOK to the world as this seeker, but they definitely are. The casting call for a Christian from a worldly standpoint differs greatly externally from the internal. So look closely. The seeker of the Light and the fraudulent seeker can be discerned if you pay attention. What is their true priority? Who do they turn to always? Do they love God and His word, not some of the time, but ALL of the time? Are they embarrassed to speak about Jesus in public? Do they say “my faith is between me and my God” as frauds will invariably state? Do they share the Good News, seek that Good News?
The natural condition of man is to NEVER seek the Light. And only by God’s supernatural work, He can and WILL change that darkness disposition to now giving that sinner the DESIRE to now seek the Light!! Once you submit God as sovereign, your understanding of Him and His word and His promises all start to make sense! If you see man as naturally seeking God? You will always misunderstand and then boast in your seeking, “I believe in God, you don’t, so what’s wrong with you?”. Whereas if saved, we could NEVER boast, because YOU DID NOT GIVE YOURSELF A REBIRTH, that was ALL God!