Monday, August 6, 2012

God's knowledge in His Word and His Word say He loves you.

1 Timothy 4:13, Psalms 139:6 and 9.

1Timothy 4:13
"Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine."

The power of God's Word impacts all areas of life. As we read the Hebrew Scriptures, we learn actual history about our world, God's people and His power. When we read through the Gospels, we learn about Jesus, who He was and what He did for us. Later in Acts and in the epistles, we learn how to have church and what our future holds. Of course, one of the greatest blessings of scripture is the realization of who we are before Jesus and who we become after Jesus.
When we reflect on the Bible, we get an unedited glimpse of who we really are as humans. We are broken and sinful. We are deceived and in need of saving. When we see our sinfulness, it leads us to the Savior. And at the foot of the cross, we find forgiveness and grace. This forgiveness is by His grace - all because of what Jesus has done. But God does not stop there. You see, we are saved and seen perfect in God's eyes, yet we still struggle in this fallen world. This is where God's Word gives us guidance on how we are to live and the power we have to live like Jesus. All these amazing truths work together to mold and shape us bit by bit into the image of Jesus. God was aware of us long before we came to be, and yet His love for us is never changing. He not only provided a way to experience His love through forgiveness, but He also gave us His very words to lead us through this life.
Psalm 139:1, 6 "O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me...Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!" NLT
Life Lesson: God wants to "wow" you with HIS intimate details and knowledge of you.
Dear Father,
I praise You for Your understanding of who I am. You know the hairs on my head and the paths I will take and yet, despite my failings, Your love is unchanging. Thank You for salvation and for giving me Your Word so that I can live an abundant life with You. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee

My Comments: Our Lord has given us many promises and the best one is He promises to be with us to the end. Okay, the best after His promise to remove our sin as far as the east is from the west; in other words when we become His we have His righteousness and salvation is freely ours. Wow!!! This is always how I feel when I think of this (and this is daily at the least) truth. What a Love, what a God!
How can we understand all that this means, and how can we exhort or brethren if we do not understand doctrine and if we are not pursuing His Word in study and prayer? Daily God examines us to see how we are growing, He searches out our thoughts and watches our actions as any good parent does to see where their child needs correction, a pat on the back or encouragement to do better. He knows each of His children require different focuses to bring them to where He knows they are capable of going or capable of growing. I wish I had been able to know the secrets of my children's hearts and thoughts as He is in order to help them become all our Abba desired of them from the beginning of time. I as an earthly parent made and make many mistakes. Their heavenly Father never has nor ever will make any mistakes.
Our Father in heaven loves us and wants the best for us yet we make the choice of accepting His offer or not. Read His word. Search Him out. Ask Him to guide you and fill you with His knowledge, understanding and wisdom so you can become all He wants and knows you can be and so you will be able to share His doctrine with others thereby helping them find salvation, too.
Abba, You are the one and only true God and all others are as nothing. Thank You Father for Your /Word and for Your Love, may we grow stronger and have more understanding and knowledge of Your truths and grow our knowledge of Your Gospel with in our hearts so we may share Your Gospel with others. All praise and glory are Yours Lord and may we remain always Yours. Amen

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