“He Knows Us”

The brilliant engineers who conceive, design and build watches, machines, buildings and computers, know and understand intimately their work.  They know it so well that they could write instruction manuals that explain the smallest details of their operation and then give lectures about the implementation of it all.  The homeowner who has lived in the same residence for 50 years could probably tell us about every room, nook and corner of the house plus describe every object in each place.  The mother who has given birth to a child and raised him or her to adulthood could no doubt tell us of every idiosyncrasy down to the smallest birthmark of that child.  All of these people know their topic or person extremely well.

Our God far surpasses any of this because He created humans rather than just designing and manipulating materials which already existed (Gen 1:27) (Gen 2:7) (Gen 2:18).  Thereafter He formed us each and knit us together in our mother’s womb (Ps 139:13-16).  Everyone of the billions of people who have lived on this earth is unique in DNA as well as behavior and attitude.  He knows us so well that He has numbered the hairs on our head (Mat 10:30) and knows our thoughts before we say a word (Ps 139:1-4). 

God loves His creation so much that He gave us an operations manual (Bible) so that we could grow towards reciprocating that love (2 Sam 22:31) (Heb 4:12).  To further prove His love He sent the living word (Jesus Christ) to demonstrate the way mankind was to live and serve (Jo 3:16) (Jo 1:1) (Jo 1:14).

God so loved humanity that He gave us free will knowing full well that we would often abuse and reject that blessing (Rom 3: 10-12) (Rom 3:23).  Nevertheless, He is, “…patient with us because He doesn’t want anyone to perish but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Pe 3:9) We are told to humble ourselves and be imitators of God (Eph 5:1).  Once we humble ourselves and are immersed into Christ (Acts 2:38) (Act 22:16), we can begin to have our minds renewed (Rom 12:2) and acquire the servant attitude of Jesus (Php 2:3-8).  God knows us completely and yet He not only tolerates us, He loves us and is willing to make us fellow heirs with Christ! (Rom 8:17) (Gal 3:29)                                                                     

  –Jim Bailey