He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure. Isaiah 33:6
People are always looking for a solid foundation for their lives. They want a secure job, a secure bank account, a secure retirement account, a secure house and much more. They want to know that what they are trusting in will work and not fail.
Many are seeking this foundation in the things and ways of this world. Everything that this world produces in and of itself will fail at some point. Nothing will last forever that is man-made. Empires have risen and fallen, economies have risen and fallen, along with everything else that man has made.
Isaiah is looking forward to a future time with Jesus. He is looking to a time when God will be the sure foundation, the solid foundation that provides salvation, wisdom and knowledge.
Following the ways and things of this world is an unsure foundation. There is no guarantees in this life with this world. Many are living in fear because they do not have a solid foundation in their life, everything is fluid.
The one who follows Jesus has a solid foundation. It is only in Jesus that one will find salvation from the trouble of this world. True wisdom and knowledge is found only in following God with all of one’s heart and life.
Jesus is the only one who can save a person. Putting one’s trust in God alone, will give him a solid foundation in this life and prepare him for the life to come.
The believer will be able to stand on a sure foundation while the rest of the world is in a panic and living in fear and being unsure. He has a hope that the world does not know or understand.
As you put your trust in God, you can know that you have a solid foundation under your feet. You can know that God has forgiven you of your sins. You can know that Jesus is going to return to bring you with Him. You can understand what is going on in this world.
Do not allow yourself to live in fear as the world does. As the world is crumbling around you, stand upon the promises of God, the sure foundation that will withstand the sands of time and eternity.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the salvation God provides; that you will have a solid foundation in Jesus; and that you will live for God with all of your life.
You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. Psalm 139:1
Everyone knows someone. However, the knowledge that a person knows about another person is usually superficial. Most people know only the surface of a person. Deep knowledge of the inner thoughts and feelings of a person is not always known.
It takes time and effort to really get to know how a person thinks and feels. The majority of people do not take that time or effort to really know a person.
It is common to hear of couples who have been married for years to suddenly learn something new about their spouse. No one can truly know all of the inner thoughts of a person.
People are also often scared if another person really knows who they are and what they think. They feel as if they will be rejected if the truth was really known.
David realizes that God had searched him and really knows him. David is also excited to know this information.
Having God really know the inner thoughts of a person is often a scary thought. People fear that God will reject them because of their evil, sinful thoughts that they have.
God knows those thoughts, even before a person begins to think of them, because God knows all already. Yet, despite knowing what a person has been or is thinking, God loves the person.
The great news is that, yes, God does know each person thoroughly, yet, He still loves with perfect love. It was in spite of those thoughts that God sent His Son Jesus to this earth to die on the cross. It was because of those thoughts that Jesus died on the cross to remove those sins.
Instead of fearing God knowing a person, he must rest assured that God knows and still loves.
As with all people, you have things in your past and even current life that is not always the best. There are things you have done or thought in secret that you know goes against God. Even though no person may know about those things, God does. God is not standing there now ready to judge you and condemn you, but to forgive you with great love, mercy and grace.
Rest in the fact that God does really know you better than you even know yourself. And in this knowing, He does love you with a dying, eternal love. Be willing to share all with God, because He already knows it.
I pray today that you will know God’s great love for you; that you will rest in God’s knowledge of you; that you will not try to hide things from God; and that you will grow closer to God.
I know that the Lord is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods. Psalm 135:5
Knowledge is something that every person has. Everyone has some knowledge about some things and very little to no knowledge in other things.
In today’s society getting knowledge is easy. However, getting good, true knowledge is something else. One can look online and Google something for some knowledge on subject. With just a few words in the search, millions of hits can come up. Some of those things are true and have to deal with the original thought, while many have nothing to do with the original thought or are false information.
All over the world there are many things looked as the almighty thing to have. If one has fame or wealth, one has it made and is successful. If one follows this group or that person, one has made it.
The psalmist writes that there is one thing he knows. That one thing is God is great, not only just great, but greater than all other gods.
While all the things that the world looks at for success have some good points, there are just temporary and will not last. All of those things are little gods to people. Things that people worship and adore, live their life chasing after.
God is eternal and in control. He is the One who created everything. He is the One who sustains everything. And He is not an ogre, holding everything to Himself, but shares it all with mankind. God is loving and caring.
The things of this world are just that–things. They cannot love or help in themselves. They are not alive. At best they are tools to be used.
God is perfect love and alive. This makes Him greater than anything god this world can offer.
As a believer you must know that God is love and that He IS greater than anything this world has. God can and will meet every need you have. The things of this world will fail and fall short. People will fail and fall short. God will never fail or fall short.
While knowing this in the mind is good, you must also know and believer this in your heart. You must have faith that God is who He says He is and that He really does love you.
This knowledge will give you the strength and ability to make it through every tough situation that this life can give you.
Do you know God?
Or do you know about God?
I pray today that you will have a personal relationship with God; that you will know God in your heart; that you will know God’s love for you; and that you will share knowing God with others.