Psalm 147:5 Limitless Understanding

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Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit. Psalm 147:5 

Desiring to be understood is the desire of most people. Every one has something to say and want to be understood in what they are saying, but often are not. This crosses all nations and every person on this earth.

Young children get frustrated because they cannot say what they are thinking. Teen-agers feel as though their parents do not understand them and their struggles. Parents feel as though their children do not understand why they want what they want. Workers feel as though the bosses don’t understand their struggles. And the list goes on of misunderstanding.

With misunderstanding, there has been many fights and wars. Loss of friendship and relationships occur over not understanding.

The author of this psalm realizes how great and powerful God is. With this great power, God also has limitless understanding.

It is easy for a believer to think that God does not understand his struggles. God is God and is perfect and Jesus never sinned, so how could He really understand?

Even though Jesus was perfect, He walked on this earth like every other person–as a human being that could fall, yet He did not. Jesus was tempted just like every person, yet, He chose not to sin. He felt hunger, pain, suffering, ridicule, rejection, hate, violence, temptation and everything else that a person can feel and experience. His understanding is without limit.

God understands what every person is going through, but He also knows the path to take to get through every situation. He is all powerful and can work all things out for the good of those who love and follow Him. There is nothing so difficult that God cannot bring a person through it.

You, just like Jesus and every other person, will have to go through tough times. These tough times can be just simple temptation to great difficulties in life. You are not alone in this.

The best part about it is that God is with you and understands what you are feeling and going through. Lean on Him for strength and guidance to keep moving forward.

If God has the understanding to create this world and sustain every living molecule perfectly in order, then He can understand what you are going through. Tell Him what you are feeling. He already has a plan for your life, trust Him in understanding you and follow that plan.

I pray today that you will know God’s great power in your life; that you will tell God all that is on your heart; that you will know God understands you perfectly; and that God will remove all fear of misunderstanding. 

Romans 11:33 Amazing Wisdom And Knowledge

“Oh, the depths of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!” Romans 11:33

It was just seen in the previous verses how God used the disobedience of the Jews to bring salvation to the Gentiles, and the same with the Gentiles to save the Jews. Now Paul quotes Isaiah 40:13, in talking about how great the wisdom and knowledge of God is. He says it has great depths.

When something has great depth, it means that there is a lot to it. One can search for a long time to get to the bottom of it. Think of the ocean that has great depth. Men have searched the ocean for many years and have yet to discover everything about it. They have a difficult time getting to the bottom of the ocean. In the same way men can search God’s wisdom and knowledge and it seems to go on forever.

People are always trying to come up with a way to get into heaven the is good, equal, and fair to everyone. Yet, every man-made religion falls short somewhere. It has spots in it that cannot be equal to everyone. Every one requires work on the part of the person, which not every person can do equally well.

With the death and resurrection of Jesus, there is only one way to get into heaven. The one way is through faith in the grace and mercy of Jesus in His death and resurrection. This is the work of the amazing, profound wisdom of God.

Outside of the salvation, think about the intricacies of this world and the universe. God made it all and it all works great together. Such great wisdom!

How can knowing this help you today?

Know that God has eternally deep wisdom and knowledge. With this, know that when God wants to you to do something, it will be for your best benefit. This includes when things seem to go bad in your life.

As a human, you may often think you know what is best, but God’s wisdom is much greater than yours. God’s knowledge is greater than yours will ever be.

Are you willing to trust God’s wisdom and knowledge?

Seek out His wisdom and knowledge and trust it.

I pray today that God will reveal more of His wisdom and knowledge to you; that you will know that God knows what is best for you; that you will trust God in every area of your life; and that you will stand amazed at God’s wisdom and knowledge.

Matthew 20:26-28 Be a Servant

“Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave–just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:26-28

A mother of some of the disciples came to Jesus asking that they could sit at His sides in His kingdom. Jesus stated that it was not His decision to make. Then He tells them that He did not come to be served but to serve.

People in the world are usually looking for ways to get things and be served. All over the USA people are asking what the government can do for them. Men and women like to be served.

In the workplace, many people want to be in a supervisory position so that they can be served. Most people do not like to be at the bottom of the ladder, doing the serving.

In the church, people want the glory positions that everyone sees. Most do not like to be the one to clean the bathrooms, or sweep and mop the floors. They would rather be in the teaching, leading position.

Yet, would you want to go to a church that had filthy dirty floors?
I know I would not. Someone has to be the one to do the “dirty”, unseen work. That unseen work is what makes a difference in the place.

Jesus stated that you are to serve in order to be great. He even went to the point of being a slave to someone in order to be the first.

The whole purpose Jesus came to the earth was to die for you and everyone else. That is not a picture of being served, but of serving.

Ask God how you can serve someone today. Get rid of the pride in your life, and become the servant. In God’s eyes you will great.

There are many ways you can serve another person. Be willing to serve those you are close to, those you don’t know, and even those you do not care for. God will use you in great ways if you are willing to serve.

I pray today that God will show you ways you can serve others; that God will fill you with His love for others so you can serve them; that God will strengthen you and redeem your time; and that God will use you to build His kingdom.