Friday, September 9, 2011

Know It

Deuteronomy 7:9
Amplified Bible (AMP)

9Know, recognize, and understand therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, Who keeps covenant and steadfast love and mercy with those who love Him and keep His commandments, to a thousand generations,

I noticed in this scripture that it says to know, recognize and understand who God is, what He does and will do.  If the reader is anything like me, feelings tend to play tug-o-war with the facts sometimes.  If I don't feel something, I start to wonder if I really know it. 

Well, my feelings can be all over the place. (I know you men have the same problem!)  Up one day, down the next.  Even moment to moment, once in a while.  Most people learn to regulate those emotions and deal with day to day life.

This same regulating, I believe, comes into play with our belief in God.  Since scripture says He is the same at all times, I have to accept the responsibility for any change my feelings might have on my knowledge of God. 

Back again to this scripture - I know, I recognize and I understand that God is God.  He is faithful.  He keeps His promises.  My feelings might have a grand ol' time running around, but if I love Him and obey Him all I need to do is know it.  He doesn't change. Ever.

1 comment:

  1. Your post brings to mind what the Apostle Paul said in 2nd Timothy 1:12, "...for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day." There have been times of trouble and confusion in my life but the fact that I know Him, and He knows me has been a comfort to me. It has kept me steady!