There were two disciples with John the baptizer on the day that Jesus was baptized. They heard John say, “behold the lamb of God,” so they began to follow Jesus. As they were following Him, Jesus turned and seeing them following, said to them, "What do you seek?" (John 1:38). They answered Him by saying, 'Where do you live (abide)? This verse means much more than the simple picture described by the words. God used these verses to make me consider my own walk with him; not in a judgmental way, but simply for the purpose of self-examination. Notice first that the disciples following Jesus are not calling out to him, they are simply walking behind Jesus close enough for Him to hear their footsteps, and for Jesus to realize they are following him. It struck me when considering this verse, am I following Jesus close enough for Him to hear my footsteps? And then Jesus spoke the words meant to pierce the heart in self examination, "What do you seek (or desire)?" This is the same question Jesus is asking us, the last generation of the last days, 'What do we seek?' Do we want to be with Him where he lives? Notice in the historical narrative of John 1:39, when the disciples ask Jesus, "Where do you live," Jesus answers them by saying , "Come and See;" and the disciples, "...came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day:" In Revelation 4:1, the apostle John sees a door opened in heaven, and a voice saying, "Come up here," and John is taken to the throne room of God. For those who are looking forward to His coming, this is what we seek.
This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner...Acts 1:11