Sunday, June 9, 2024

The Truth About You and I

The Truth About You and I 
by David Brenneman 

‭"O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O Lord, You know it all. You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me. If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,” Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You. For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand. When I awake, I am still with You. O that You would slay the wicked, O God; Depart from me, therefore, men of bloodshed. For they speak against You wickedly, And Your enemies take Your name in vain. Do I not hate those who hate You, O Lord? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You? I hate them with the utmost hatred; They have become my enemies. Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way." Psalms 139:1-24.
We are those who are intimately known by our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.  

There are no hidden parts of our thoughts or our lives. We have nothing that pertains to us that He doesn’t know about. 

Do you consider this in your daily life?

Some may say "If this is true, why does He allow..." or "If this is true why didn't He stop..." this and various other kinds of responses to things in their lives. 

My Dear Reader...consider that passage again. Read it several times even. How can anyone question the integrity, the motivation, of our living Lord and Savior?

Our happiness is not paramount to our lives. This is a huge misconception. Our sanctification is paramount to our lives. The Bible says "All Scripture is inspired by God and beneficial for teaching, for rebuke, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be fully capable, equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17.

It doesn't say that the journey of faith, the training in righteousness, is going to be entirely pleasant.  

Each of us has different things that we need to let go of, that we need to turn over to Jesus to deal with. 

The sooner we do the better off we will be. 

Consider our passage today with the future where we will give an account of our lives before Jesus. 

This won't be a case, or shouldn't be a case, of us being blindsided. We read right here that every single aspect of our lives is intimately known by the Shepherd of our Souls. By our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Through His Spirit who is at work within us to bring us towards the plan and purpose of God for us.

Exercise, regardless of the millions of truly fake smiles in the gym, has a truth, truth is it hurts. It's agonizing. In the Spiritual world...we are learning everything we did physically all over again. How to crawl, to walk, possibly to run, all over again. How to eat, how to drink, all over again. Training. 

We can only do what is right in the sight of our God by learning how to from God. 

We are indeed fearfully and wonderfully made. 

We have been placed in the body of Christ as the Spirit directs, as the Spirit sees fit. This too is written in the Scriptures. 

Your Savior and Lord Jesus Christ wants an intimate relationship with you. We often avoid this because we see our faults and our sins. He sees past all that. He's placed His righteousness in us. 

Take time today and just be with Jesus. Have that heart to heart talk that you've been afraid of having with Him. In light of this passage...He is fully ready for anything you might share with Him. 
There is nothing you will say that will make Him love you any less.
There's nothing that you can say to make Him love you any more either. 

The works we do are not to gain our salvation. They testify to our being saved. 

Jesus is waiting for you. 

All NASB 1995 and NASB Scripture Excerpts used by permission. (C) Lockman Foundation.  

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