“Know therefore that the LORD your God is God;
he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a
thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.”
People often ask, “what’cha know?” It is a rhetorical question – they don’t really want to know what you know. It is interesting though, to ask yourself the same question. What do I REALLY know?
Well I can’t speak for you, but here are some things I know, ‘cause “the Bible tells me so.”
The text from Deut. starts out “know therefore…” This indicates pretty clearly that there ARE things we can be certain about. It goes on to say: “know that the LORD your God is God.” People use the word “god” to mean a lot of things. I know a man who used to say, “Golf is my god.” Well, I think we can all agree that golf is not god, never was, never will be. It is a good game and, on some days, fun to play; but it is still a game, NOT god. God is much much bigger, more significant, more glorious than golf. What I know is this: the LORD is God. The Eternal Creator of all things, He is God. The Glorious One who’s Word is truth, He is God. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, He is God. But He isn’t God because I believe He is . . . even if I didn’t believe or didn’t know the LORD would still be God.
But, continuing the thought, I know that the LORD is MY God. You see, He has called a people for Himself to be the people of God and my name is on the list. I don’t just hope so. I know so. I know because “the Bible tells me so;” but I also am certain because He has given me His Spirit to confirm that I am His. So . . . to summarize, I know that the LORD my God is actually the real, true, living GOD! I also know that He is faithful . . . trustworthy . . . a promise keeper . . . a caring, loving, and active participant in the lives of His people; and that means in my life.
I pray today that you too have the certainty of the knowledge of God. If you do, praise Jesus! But I want you to know that if you don’t, you can. Entrust yourself to Christ. Ask God to forgive you for going your own way and be willing to walk with Him. Lay down your striving and take up faith in Jesus in its place. Do this and what Paul wrote to the church in Corinth will become true for you as well: Now you have every spiritual gift you need as you eagerly wait for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be free from all blame on the day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns. God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (1 Cor. 1:7-9 – 7 NLT).
--- Pastor Keith Andrews