God Knows

Pilot Knob Lutheran Church            God Knows                         1/4/2023

Psalm 139:1-3 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.

Over the past two years there have been countless and ongoing investigations of wrong doing. Actions and motives hidden away and concealed by lies, and half-truths. People can coverup their evil schemes and deeds from each other for only so long. However, as scripture says: “your sins will find you out.” Numbers 32:23 It may take years, sometimes less, but what is hidden usually comes to light.

We may not know all the details and motives of those who plot evil and deception, but we are guaranteed that God knows for he sees all, and remembers all sins that have not been forgiven. As the Psalmist says, he knows our every move, thoughts, and words even before we speak them. Not only that, but God knew us prior to our birth. (Vss. 15-16a).

This is not a bad thing; it is very good. There is no place we can go that God does not see or know beforehand. He knows the sincerity of our thoughts and motives even though others may misunderstand or not believe.

This also means God knows what we are experiencing at any given time; joy or anxiety, fear or confidence and will provide what is necessary for every situation

As we begin a new year may our confidence and faith grow stronger knowing God is not only with us, but is before us clearing the way to walk with him each day.

Pr. Bob Snitzer

By the Way:  

 January 8, 9:00 AM Morning worship and Holy Communion. Sermon: God Baptized?

                        10:15 Sunday school.

            GriefShare support group will begin January 15, 2:00, and meet every other week for 13 meetings. If you know of anyone who would benefit from this, encourage them to attend.

 ~ Past communiques and sermons can be read and heard on our website: www.pilotknob.org and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PilotKnobLutheran/

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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