Job 18:21 Not Knowing God

Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him who does not know God. Job 18:21

Every person on the earth has a physical place or location in which they dwell. Some are very simple and may be outdoors, while others are large and fancy homes or buildings. There is also another dwelling in which people may be in which it is not physical, but is of the spiritual realm. This realm has an effect upon their mind, spirit and emotional being. It is what brings about joy and fear, peace and disturbance.

Bildad describes how the wicked are punished and go through difficulties for their sins. He says that these places are the places in which the wicked or those who do not know God dwell.

Looking on the surface of most people, they appear to be doing fair. They are content on the surface with their lifestyle and living and doing as they want. Yet, underneath the surface many are living in fear, depression, pain, suffering, alone and much more. Rejecting God, they are willing to do whatever it takes to bring temporary satisfaction and joy, only to bring on more problems in life.

While the majority of the world do not really know about God, there are many who have been told about God, who still reject Him. They have turned away from God, not really knowing His great love that He has for them.

Anyone who does not know God will never know true peace in the heart, joy despite problems in life, forgiveness when having done something wrong, or the hope of something beyond this life.

Believers have all these things and much more, because they know God and have a relationship with Him. Everyone needs to make God their dwelling place.

You must ask yourself where your relationship with God is. It is one thing to know about God, but do you know God and His character?

Do not ignore God’s commands or the leading of the Holy Spirit in your life. Living for self and the world will only bring temporary satisfaction and then loss of everything in the end. Not knowing Him will bring on a judgement that you do not want.

God will provide all that you need and more when you put your focus upon Him and dwell with Him. Knowing God will give you true life.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God’s character and love for you; that you will dwell in God’s plans for your life; that you will know the joy of living for God; and that you will know the peace in dwelling in God’s presence.

1 Chronicles 13:3 Bringing Back God’s Presence

Let us bring the ark of our God back to us, for we did not inquire of it during the reign of Saul. 1 Chronicles 13:3

In today’s society most people seek for information on just about anything by using ‘Google’. There is nearly no information that may be needed that cannot be found through this internet platform.

If it was to be taken away, most people would feel lost when trying to find out about anything that they feel they need to know about. Work would be done to bring it back.

During the time of King Saul, the ark of the covenant of God had been taken by the Philistines. David told the people that they needed to bring it back since they had not asked of it during the reign of Saul.

The ark of the covenant of God was used by the Israelites as a place for God’s presence to be. The high priests would go before it to seek God’s direction for the nation. At some point in history, it was taken and most likely destroyed, but either way it has never been found again.

Instead of going before an ark, today believers can have God’s Holy Spirit in them, and they can speak directly to God no matter where they are.

Although believers can have God’s presence with them at all times, many do not take the time to inquire of God. They make choices on their own and seek advice from ‘Google’ and other people. Many in the church are treating God like Saul treated the ark of the covenant, having Him, but not going to Him for directions.

Believers need to seek out God’s advice and heed it each day. They have become the carrier of God’s presence and Holy Spirit that is with them at all times.

On a regular basis you will need some advice and direction in your life. Instead of running to the things of the world and seeking the world’s advice, seek God’s advice. As a believer, God is now living in you and with you wherever you will go. He will never leave you, nor forsake you and is willing to guide you throughout your life.

Do not live your life like Saul but bring back God’s presence into your life as David did. Be the carrier of God’s presence as God has called you to be.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God’s presence in your life; that you will seek all of your needed directions from God; that you will trust God’s directions for your life; and that the world will see you know and trust God with your life.