Our awesome Creator, and Almighty God, who created all living things, knows more about us than we will ever know about ourselves. We may think we know ourselves by studying many books written by brilliant doctors and scientists on human anatomy and human psychology, but God is the author of us all. After all, He created Adam and Eve from the dust of the earth and by His own image and likeness – Genesis 1:26-27. God knew us before we were even born. He formed us in our mother’s womb as stated in Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born, I sanctified you…”
God has sanctified us by delivering us as infants from our mother’s womb safely into this world as His living creature (human being) as king David expressed in Psalms 71:6, “By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb. My praise shall be continually of You.” God knitted us together while we were still in the womb as explained in Psalms 139:13-16, “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.”
God our Father, who is the Creator of all living things, desires to fellowship with us as part of His offspring. He ordained His Son Jesus as our Savior and Redeemer in order to make this possible as disclosed in Acts 17:24-31, “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’ Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”
God knows and understands everything about us. He even knows our thoughts and our hearts as we read in Psalms 139:1-10, “O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O LORD, You know it altogether. You have hedged me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.”
God knows the number of our days and only He alone knows – Psalms 139:16, Psalms 90:12, Job 14:5. He also knows the exact number of hairs on our heads as Jesus stated in Matthew 10:30, “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” We our counted as His special treasure as long as we keep and obey His commandments as revealed in Exodus 19:5-6, “Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation…” God has only good plans for His children as explained in Jeremiah 29:11-13, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” As we seek Him, He desires to show us great and mighty things as disclosed in Jeremiah 33:3, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” He also wants to give us the desires of our hearts as we read in Psalms 37:3-4, “Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.”
Jesus told us not to worry about what we will eat, drink, or wear since God knows that we need all these things to live. If we seek Him and His righteousness first, He will gladly bless us with all these needs as stated in Matthew 6:31-34, “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” God also numbers our sorrows and collects all of our tears in a bottle as revealed in Psalms 56:8, “You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle; Are they not in Your book?”
Every good gift and blessing we have comes from God and His heavenly throne. Even though we may believe that our blessings and gifts came from our very own efforts of hard work, endurance, and/or gratitude, God is the one that allowed it to happen as explained in James 1:17-18, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of His creatures.” If we say that we are rich, wealthy, and have need of nothing then we deceive ourselves since Jesus expressed we are nothing as in Revelation 3:17, “Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.” Our sufficiency is NOT from ourselves but comes from God as illustrated in 2 Corinthians 3:4-5, “And we have such trust through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.” God desires to give us good gifts similar to how parents desire to give their own children good gifts. God’s word discloses this in Matthew 7:11, “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”
God sent His Son Jesus for us that we might partake of the riches of His glory through Christ as unveiled in Ephesians 3:16-21, “that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
Because of His great love for us, Jesus shed His blood for us where we could be counted blameless before God and fellowship with God in Christ as we read in Ephesians 1:7-14, “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.”
Through His unfailing love, and through Christ, we can become heirs of God’s family and His kingdom. As we become God’s children, one day we will spend eternity with Him in Christ as stated in 1 John 3:1-3, “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.”
When we repent, trust, believe, accept, and obey Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we become a new creation in Him, thereby reconciling us to eternal life in heaven with our Lord as explained in 2 Corinthians 5:17-19, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.”
If God loved us enough to give up His only Son Jesus for us, why would He not also freely give us all things according to His will and glory as disclosed in Romans 8:32, “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”
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