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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

God Totally Understands

One of the great comforts we find in Scripture is that God understands people. He understands us because He created us.
  • My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them (Psalm 139:15-16). 

It doesn’t stop there. He has a deep cognizance of our frailties, our penchant for sin, our temptations, how we’re put together.

It is wonderful to know this about God, because when we pray, we know that He completely understands who we are. He really, truly gets us.

What’s more, when God became man, when Jesus became flesh, he experienced human limitations.
  • But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross (Philippians 2:7-8).
  • But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man (John 2:24-25).
  • For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin (Hebrews 4:15).

Jesus totally, absolutely understood mankind. He could even (because He is God) read people’s thoughts.
  • And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? (Matthew 9:4)
  • But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth (Luke 6:8).

Some believe that Job is the earliest written book of the Bible. I find it fascinating that Job, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, understood that God is fully aware of what’s happening in our lives.
  • But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold (Job 23:10).
  • For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings (Job 34:21).

I love these verses about how God “pities” us. (The Hebrew word pitieth used here means “to love deeply, have mercy, be compassionate, have tender affection.”)
  • Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust (Psalm 103:13-14).

I can’t understand why an infinite God would care about us—filthy, failing human beings. But, our Bible teaches us that He does. He cares very much. Our Lord is perfectly aware of who we are. He knows our all about our life. He understands us body, soul and even our thoughts.

Does this impress you?

It does me.

God knows all about you, yet He loves you. He cares for you. He has mercy on you and tender affection for you. He sent His Son to this world to die for you, so that you might have eternal life. (John 3:16)

This is Scripture.

This is Truth.

May we embrace it today!


  1. Me gustó mucho. Y tienes razón el Señor nos conoce completamente, por dentro y por fuera. No le podemos ocultar nada, eso debemos tenerlo en cuenta siempre para comprender cuan grande es el amor de Dios hacia cada uno de nosotros.


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