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Archive for Jun. 5, 2018

God Is Examining You

Make no mistake about it, God is watching every step you take, knows every thought you think, and examining every intent of your heart. Why does the world ask where is God? A better question might be, where is He not? The Psalmist wrote, “Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend up 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 shall your hand lead me, and your right hand shall hold me” (Ps. 139:7-10).

There is absolutely no way to escape the presence of God. If we ascend to heaven, He is there. If we journey to the depths of hell, God is there. If we travel to the furthest planet, He would be there. Yes, God is everywhere, and He is watching and listening to everything we say and do.

God said, “Am I a God at hand, says the Lord, and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? says the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? says the Lord” (Jer. 23:23-24). Paul stated, “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” (Acts 17:27-28). Isaiah said of God, “The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool” (Isa. 66:1). Solomon declared that heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain God (1 Kin. 8:27).

The Bible speaks of God as dwelling between the cherubims of the ark (2 Kin. 19:15), in the temple at Mt. Zion (1 Kin. 8:11,13 ff: Ps. 26:8; Isa. 8:18), in Christ (Jn. 1:14 ff; 2 Cor. 5:19), in the church (2 Cor. 6:16; Eph. 2:20-22) and in individual Christians (1 Jn. 4:12-16).

Ask yourself, would you do the things you do if God was standing right beside you? Would you say the things you say if God was in your presence? Would you be thinking the things you think if you knew God could read your mind?

“I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings” (Jer 17:10). “

Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God” (Rom 8:27).

Let’s face it brethren, God is watching us. He is everywhere, and this simply means He is everywhere we are. Every soul is in God’s hand (Job 12:10) and He has the power to cast both soul and body in hell (Matt 10:28). Knowing this, let us live our lives to serve God. Since God is examining us, let us examine His Word. Let us study it, learn it, and obey it (2 Tim 2:15 ff; Matt 10:29; Jn 14:15). Let us obey the gospel and continue in the doctrine of Christ until we are called (Mk 16:16 ff; Jn 8:31; 2 Jn 9; Rev 2:10). Let us examine ourselves lest we are judged of God (2 Cor 13:5 f; 1 Cor 11:31). If we do this, God will not find us wanting in the balances (Dan 5:27). If we do this, we shall hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord (Matt 25:21).

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