” Is. 64:4,5a NASB
Wow! I just find it SO AMAZING that God will “meet with” sinful mankind!
Of course, He Himself provided for our forgiveness through Jesus Christ’s work on the cross and subsequent resurrection. He gives us the faith and the ability to wait for Him.
He is so gracious and merciful!
He meets with us, folks!
We don’t have to be Moses or Abraham or Mary or Peter or any of the greats of the Bible. We just have to trust Him, aka wait for Him! When we trust Jesus for forgiveness and walk in submission to His Lordship, He calls us friends! (Note, this will call for daily repentance and surrender, because we will not get it right all the time; it’s a daily journey with Him.)
Here are some other verses that have the same idea:
“He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.” John 14:21 NASB
“Jesus answered and said to him, ” John 14:23 NASB
“The secret of the is for those who fear Him, And He will make them know His covenant.” Psalm 25:14 NASB
Another version of the same verse starts like this:
“The Lord tells his secrets to those who respect him.“ ICB
This is not something that takes going to school for a divinity degree. It did not stop with the apostles. You don’t have to be a certain age or financial status, nor be born in a certain place or to a certain family.
This is a promise for “anyone” who truly loves Jesus, anyone who knows His commandments and keeps them!
It is for “those who revere Him”!
ALL ARE INVITED, YOU AND ME INCLUDED!
Have you accepted His invitation?
Today I am thankful that God tells His secrets to those who revere Him.
I’m thankful that He chooses to be intimate friends with anyone who trusts and obeys Him.
I’m thankful that He reveals Himself, including His amazing love, to those who obey His commandments, thus showing that they truly love Him!
I’m thankful that God forgives and gives second chances and graciously chooses to dwell in intimacy with those who are repentant of heart!
I’m thankful that He meets with us and acts on our behalf when (and while) we wait for Him!
What an awesome God we have! To Him alone be the glory!
What about you? Have you always thought that God only revealed Himself to a certain kind of people who were out of your reach or only to people in Bible days? Is this news to you that you are invited to become one of His intimate friends through Christ’s work for you on the cross? Is there anything that you need to change to truly be a friend of God? Which of the above verses amazes you the most?