“But let him that glories, glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD which exercises lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth; for in these things I delight, says the LORD.” Jeremiah 9:24. We have a reason to be excited! Why? Because we know the Lord. We know He is a God of lovingkindness, judgment and righteousness! Or do we? The Lord wants us to know Him. You see, there are many people today that know a lot “about” God but they do not “know Him”.
“And when His disciples were come together to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. Then Jesus said to them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.” Mathew 16:5-6. After reasoning amongst themselves and a short discource between the disciples and the Master, Jesus finally gets through to them in verse 12. “Then understood they how he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.” The Pharisees were sticklers for the Law in doctrine though they rarely practiced what they preached.
“Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.” Psalm 119:89. Recently, I was having a conversation with a Christian who was seeking the Lord for healing. During our dialogue this person made the comment that it was their nature to be negative. The Holy Spirit struck a chord in my spirit that many saints of God like this precious one had not yet become God-inside-minded. This is one of the greatest facts of revelation, one of the most important to the believer.
“Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 2:1. Paul’s instruction to Timothy, the pastor of the church at Ephesus, is one that must be heeded by every born-again Christian. “Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” By definition, grace is God’s unearned, undeserved, unmerited favor. Grace is God’s riches at Christ’s expense. Grace is the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace is God’s ability, God’s strength, and God’s might.
“ I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; being confident of this very thing, that He which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: even as it is meet for me to think of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of my grace.” Philippians 1:3-7.