Wednesday, April 5, 2017

God is Always With Us

Understanding God’s omnipresence should encourage us in times of distress and keep us from sinning.  It is a great comfort as a Christian to know that God is always present in me both essentially and relationally. No matter what the trial, He is there. Sometimes He might seem far away, but He’s really no further away than He’s ever been.

God is always with us to support our service to Him. When God called Moses to proclaim His message and lead Israel out of slavery, Moses protested because of his lack of speaking abilities (Exodus 4:10). But God said, “I . . . will be with your mouth, and teach you what you are to say” (v. 12). If you doubt you have the power to witness, remember that you have the same resource as any evangelist the presence and power of God!

God’s continual presence is also a shield against sin. Nothing will ever tempt us without His giving us the strength to resist. The omnipresence of God should also motivate us to holiness. Most of us prefer to sin with no one else watching. But when we sin whether in thought, word, or action we sin in the presence of God.

Don’t do anything you wouldn’t want God to see, because He’ll see it anyway!

[John MacArthur]

Psalm 145:18 ... The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

Matthew 28:19-20 ... Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ... There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Hebrews 13:5 ...  Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Proverbs 15:3 ... The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

Job 34:21-22 ... For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.  There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.❤