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"This I know, that God is for me..."
03/25/2002


This I know, that God is for me. What a statement to read, but what an even more powerful to statement to say. So go ahead and say it out loud right now. Let the word's of the Lord permeate your ears down to the depth of your soul. This is a powerful scripture and it lets you know that God is for us and He is for us personally. That is the type of intimate relationship He has with us. It is another wonder no other religion can claim, know or say about there god. All religions work for approval from their god.

They are constantly trying to build a bridge to God and attain some part or level of heaven.They may claim to know a form of Jesus, but what they know is a man made image of Jesus to fit themselves. The word 'know' here is really to hear, see and perceive. As Vine's Expository Dictionary says it is a knowing with your heart[1]. We see the scripture, we hear it and perceive it in our hearts and it speaks to us truth from the Living water and Bread of life. So if God is for me then who can be against me? Romans 8:31 says "What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?"

He will never desert us and leave us as orphans for it says "For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." So we may boldly say: "The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me? (Heb 13:5-6 NKJV)" In Psalm 56:11 it says "In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?" In Psalms 118:6 we read "The LORD is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me?" He is even for us when we are against him or not walking according to His will. He will never leave us for that would be contrary to His nature and love toward us who are in Christ.

If we are His sheep and know His voice then we will not wander too far off before our loving Shepherd uses His staff to gently guide us back on the path toward Himself. We will forsake Him, we will disobey him and we may wander down the wrong road. We in our finite minds will change and become unstable. He in His infinite grace will not change because He is immutable and can not change. He is constant and stable and His love is everlasting. He is not looking down with disappointment.

We can believe what Psalms 37:28 says "For the LORD loves justice and does not forsake His godly ones; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked will be cut off." We are His godly ones because of Christ and His death on the cross. When we know him personally in our hearts we can trust Him at His word. Just as David told his own son that the Lord would not forsake him in 1 Chronicles 28:20 KJV "Then David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you until all the work for the service of the house of the LORD is finished."

So the Lord speaks this to us His son's and daughter's whom He paid the price for. He will not fail us until all the work of service of the Lord is finished. This means that He will see us through even if it costs us our life in serving, He will see us through. We can then follow Christ's example to His Father as it says in 1 Peter 2:23 "and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously." We can with full confidence entrust ourselves to our Savior Jesus in heaven whom we know judges righteously who sees us as righteous in His sight.

We may see trouble come our way for we live in a fallen world. In times of fear and trouble we need to be reminded of Deut 31:6 "Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you." He will not fail or forsake us at any time, whatsoever. He is for us and we can say with boldness "This I know (in my heart), that God is for me." He is looking down at you right this very minute and His delight cannot be compared. Today keep it on the forefront of your mind -God is for me.

In the Immutable Love of Jesus,
Adam

Notes:
[1] Vine's Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words, Copyright (c)1985, Thomas Nelson Publishers

It is my prayer that you would be encouraged in your day-to-day walk and that you would be in the word everyday.

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