Pilot Knob Lutheran God Knows! 9/13/2023
Does anyone know everything about you? Your spouse would be the one who comes closest, but everything? I doubt it. Sometimes we are afraid to let people know us completely. After all, if they knew our sinful, selfish, and corrupt side we may be rejected. We naturally reveal our best actions and intentions and not the one’s generated by our fallen nature.
King David tells us in Psalm 139:1-5 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. God knows everything about us; our actions, motives, thoughts, fears etc., there is nothing he doesn’t know even before it takes place or enters our mind. This is a sobering thought. Every little imperfection and ungodly thought he knows and understands. What is more amazing is that he loves us and does not reject us, unless we reject Him in the end.
This means no matter where we are, what we face, who we encounter, how evil the darkness, guess who is right there with us? God, and the power of the Holy Spirit! He is always with us to provide the courage, strength, wisdom, and comfort we need.
Romans 8:38-39 O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. 2 You know when I sit or stand. When far away you know my every thought. 3 You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am. 4 You know what I am going to say before I even say it. 5 You both precede and follow me and place your hand of blessing on my head.
If you feel alone in facing life’s problems and fears know that God has not abandoned you nor has he rejected you because of your short comings. Continually reach out to Him in prayer for help and eyes to see him and courage to move forward in faith and obedience. God is not far off, he is Immanuel, God with us.
Pr. Bob Snitzer
By the Way:
September 17, 9:00 AM Morning worship. Sermon: 1 Samuel 4:1-11 Misplaced Faith.
10:15 Sunday school for all ages.
Sermons may be heard on KIOW 107.3 FM Sunday mornings at 7:00. Spread the word. If you would like to support this outreach with a contribution, it costs $55 each week.
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