Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Pastor's Ponderings, March 16, 2021

Let Us Believe God’s Word About Us

What does God’s word say about us and how we should think of ourselves?  While the world system says that we may not meet their constantly changing standards, the Bible says that God chose us and that we are accepted in the beloved (Ephesians 1:4-6).  God says that He made us in His own image (Genesis 1:26).  


We should not have to twist ourselves into someone to please others who want to manipulate our thoughts and feelings for their benefit.  The Bible says that we are the head and not the tail (Deuteronomy 28:13) and that we are blessed when we come in and when we go out (Deuteronomy 28:6).  While the world system may have little regard for us, God says that we are so valuable that He even knows the number of hairs on our head (Luke 12:7). 


God does not want us to feel hopeless but know that in Him we have a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). He wants us to be in health and prosper (3 John 2). He wants everyone to live eternally with Him and does not want any to perish (2 Peter 3:9).


Since God declares that we have His mind (1 Corinthians 2:16), let us decide that we will think what God thinks about us. We are the very righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). Let us read, study, meditate and believe what God said about us in His word and to think and feel what God’s word says about us.


Ephesians 1:4-6

King James Version

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.


Genesis 1:26

New International Version

26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”


Deuteronomy 28:13

New International Version

13 The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.


Deuteronomy 28:6

New International Version

6 You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.


Luke 12:7

New International Version

7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.


Jeremiah 29:11

New International Version

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


3 John 2

New King James Version

2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.


2 Peter 3:9

New International Version

9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

1 Corinthians 2:16

New King James Version

16 For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.


2 Corinthians 5:21

New International Version

21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.




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