Psalm 94:8-9 Understand God Hears & Sees

Understand, you senseless among the people; and you fools, when will you be wise? He who planted the ear, shall He not hear? He who formed the eye, shall He not see? Psalm 94:8-9

People will often feel that they have a full understanding of something and are wise about it. From their own point of view, many feel that they can know what is important and good to be able to make wise decisions. However, most people only see and understand the tip of the iceberg and make foolish choices because they do not understand what is below.

The psalmist gets on to the people by asking the senseless and fools when they will be wise. He also asks if the one who made the ear and eye shall not be able to hear and see also.

Many in the nation have become ‘woke’ and believe that they know and understand new things and have a new profound revelation of what is right and wrong. In this process, people have turned to sinful acts and promoted them as good and acceptable to God. Multiple churches have bought into this deception of the devil and begun to promote it also as good.

For the moment it appears as if God does not see or hear what is being done. There does not appear to be any judgement against the sin of the people.

Those who act in these ways are being senseless and foolish. They miss the idea that it was God who made the ears and eyes of every person. If God made both the ears and eyes, then it makes sense that He will also hear and see everything, nothing escapes Him.

One must not be a fool or senseless, but must strive to live according to God’s word, because God does see and hear all and will judge accordingly.

No matter where you live or are, God sees and hears everything that you do and say. Nothing is hidden from God. Do not allow yourself to be deceived in the world’s ‘woke’ system of belief and allow yourself to live in sin, thinking God does not see or hear or care.

Dive into His word and allow it and His Holy Spirit to lead you in His ways, not the sinful, fallen ways of this deceived world. Allow God to open your eyes and mind to His ways and be wise and full of sense.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will not be a fool about God’s ways; that you will know how God wants you to live; and that you will live according to God’s ways and not of the world’s.

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Job 19:27 Who Do You Long To See?

Whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me! Job 19:27

Nearly everyone has someone who they really want to see but are unable to see at the moment. Very often it is someone that one loved who has died, such as a parent, grandparent, child or spouse. Other’s it is a loved one who lives far away, and they can only see each other on rare occasions. One’s heart aches and yearns to see that person and will look forward to the time in which that person can be seen again.

Job holds onto his belief in God and says that he is looking forward to seeing God again and his heart is yearning for that day.

Yearning to see a person is a deep desire in the heart to see that person. It is something that affects the person’s thinking and focus. During times of deep yearning, it becomes very difficult to think of anything else.

The majority of people around the world have a yearning to see someone that they know or knew. While this is acceptable, the people that they know are only temporarily in their lives or in this world. There will come a time when their lives will end.

Believers, however, (should) have a yearning to see God. Unlike other people, God is there at all times and will never leave. His time will never end. He will never die.

Being in the presence of God will make all the troubles and difficulties of this life appear as nothing. Everything that one has gone through will be made worth it for the sake of knowing Jesus and the power of His resurrection. That is something worth yearning for and desiring with all of one’s heart and soul.

Being honest with yourself, ask yourself what is one thing you strongly desire or yearn for. If you are honest, most likely it is to see someone you love.

Take a moment to realize what God has done for you–take away your sins and given you life. No one could do as much for you as what God has already done. Put your heart on seeing God in your life. He is ready to be seen and known by you, if you desire and are willing to seek Him with all of your heart.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God has done for you; that you will desire to see and know God with all of your heart; that your first focus will be on seeing God; and that you will know God’s presence in your life.

2 Chronicles 5:14 Filled With God’s Glory

and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God. 2 Chronicles 5:14

In many locations around the world, it is very common, throughout the year, for a great fog to roll in during the morning time. The fog is often so thick that it makes it very difficult to do anything. Great care must be taken when a person leaves to drive somewhere because of the limited visibility. Sometimes it can completely stop people from doing what they wanted to do while it is so clouded with fog.

After Solomon dedicated the temple of God, the glory of God filled the temple so much that the priests were unable to perform their services.

Although church buildings exist all over the world, they are not the focus of where God dwells. Since Jesus arose from the dead, left the earth and sent the Holy Spirit, God now dwells in the lives of people, His believers and followers.

Most people go about their day to day living with very little to no thought of God. They are able to do whatever they desire with no apparent consequences. People ‘see’ the path of the world and follow it.

Believers have God’s Spirit dwelling in them. They are the newly dedicated temple of God. Their hearts, minds and souls are to be so filled with God, that they are unable to do the works or sin of the world. All that they can see is the glory of God and what He is doing or saying. They are shielding their eyes from the temptations to sin against God in seeking their own personal glory and honor in order to let God’s glory and honor shine in the world.

The moment you chose to repent and believe in the saving work of Jesus, you became the temple of God. He has chosen to dwell in you and put His Holy Spirit upon you and in you.

Allow yourself to be so filled with God that He is all that you see. It will strengthen you to take a stand against the temptations to sin. The world will be able to see that God’s glory is upon you and in you. This will make you a witness for the world to see, because you set apart for God’s glory and honor, not your own.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will be filled with God’s Holy Spirit; that God will shield you from the temptations of the world; that you will do the work of God; and that the world will see God’s glory in you.

Deuteronomy 34:4 Consequences Of Actions

Then the Lord said to him, “This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when I said, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have let you see it with your eyes, but you will not cross over into it.” Deuteronomy 34:4

Positive consequences are something that most people like to think and talk about, but rarely like to think or talk about negative consequences. Often the negative side is downplayed to the point it does not exist. Everybody is allowed to win whether they earned a winning score or not.

As Moses was about to die, God allowed him to see into the promised land. He was told he could see it but was not allowed to cross the river into it. This was due to his disobeying God by striking the rock.

In the same way that the world downplays negative consequences, many in the church are doing the same thing. Sin is allowed in the life of a believer with the expectation that there will be no bad consequence. Often this is viewed because God is willing to forgive the sin because of the death of Jesus upon the cross.

While forgiveness brings about removal of the sentence of death upon the believer, it does not always stop all consequences of the action or sin in this life. The person who kills someone may be forgiven by God but will still have to go to prison to pay for the crime.

Any disobedience to God is a sin, regardless of how great or small it is or whether man sees it as bad or not. God has a plan for every believer that must be followed step by step. If one chooses to not follow the plan of God, it is sin and there may be negative consequences. One will still be saved but may not get all the blessings originally intended.

God has plans of blessing for you that are dependent upon your obeying His commands. You may know what these blessings are, or you may not.

Strive to obey every command God gives immediately. Do not allow yourself to turn to the right or left of His commands. Do not allow yourself to be in a position in which you miss out on the full blessing of God in your life.

Live in a way that you will qualify to cross the river into greater blessings.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the commands God has for you; that you will obey all the commands of God; that God will allow you to cross the river to greater blessings; and that God will not have to bring on negative consequences due to your actions.