“…Whoever goes to God must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6
The problem with most Christians (I was included in this once) is that they really do not know God, our Heavenly Father.
How can we truly walk out this new life and not even truly know the One who gave us it? How do we create a picture of God that is so contrary to what the Bible teaches? Because, we are all judgmental. Yes, even you; and I certainly am. It is in our human nature to be judgmental. The problem is that we are using judgmentalism in the wrong way. It is there to help us to determine what is right from what is wrong, based upon facts.
Jesus said, “Yes, the way to identify a tree or a person is by the kind of fruit produced.” Matthew 7:20 and “Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment.” John 7:24 We should be evaluating (judging) things based on facts, not on the basis of “seems”!
You can make a right judgement call by peoples’ true actions-fruit. The sad thing is that most people, because of their own view of themselves, prejudge people before they really know them (their fruit). So my friend, this is what we do concerning God. We prejudge Him through our own prejudices, and from what we have heard from what other people think. Why would I take your opinion of God when I have the Bible that clearly shows me who God is? This is exactly what I asked myself years ago and what you should be doing as well.
Think about it for a second — We see someone, and based on their looks or perceived actions, we pass judgment on them. It’s not good judgment either and it’s usually without even knowing the person! And that’s it — that is usually the extent of our interaction with that person. We have passed judgement and condemned without making an effort to get to know the person, or understand them, or see whether our judgment was right or not.
I heard someone show this analogy once: You come upon a dog in the woods. You first see the dog and it looks frightened and alone. As you get closer to the dog, it starts to growl and bark at you showing its teeth. You then judge that dog. It deserves to be alone! That evil dog! But then, a strong gust of wind blows a bunch of leaves away and reveals that the dog is actually trapped in a hunters clamp. All of the sudden, you have pity on the dog and want to help it! Even though it has a bad temper and it growled at you, you understand why. Everything changed because you saw the whole picture! Truth was revealed!
My friend, I want TRUTH to be revealed for you, for us, for everyone! I want us all to know the God of the Bible according to Him. Will you please join me on this journey of discovery? I hope you will! So let’s start on this path of discovery now.
I started with Hebrews 11:6, “…Whoever goes to God must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.” I want you to see 3 very important truths from this verse:
1. Notice it states, “Whoever goes to God”. The Greek tense for the word “goes” is in the continual tense, meaning it is discussing those who continually go to God. It could read “those that continually go to God”. In the Greek language, it describes a continual, communicative relationship.
2. When we continually come to God, we must believe that “He IS”…not He was or He will be. We must believe that God is, and that He is what He is; what He has revealed Himself to be in the Scripture. God is not the Great “I was” or the Great “I will be” oh no my friend, He IS the Great “I AM”! That is today and forever! God is real and He truly loves you greatly!
3. “He rewards those who seek Him.” In over 35 years of ministry I have come to find out that most don’t believe He is a rewarder…most believe He is a taker! They attribute the works of the enemy, a cursed world and bad decisions as Gods’ fault. This is equally necessary as the belief that He exists. If we could not believe that God would listen to us and answer our prayers, there could be no encouragement to call upon Him. Why would we be compelled to go to someone who really doesn’t care about us? Rewards equal care! “If you, then, though you are sinful, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:11
When I personally go to God, I always remember this Scripture:
“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. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” Jeremiah 29:11, 12
As you see we must all understand God’s true nature and character. It is absolutely vital if we are to continually “go” to Him! Please understand that how you view God will determine how much you will go to Him. How you view Him, will also determine your outlook on life as well as determine your destiny. Let’s allow God’s Word to penetrate our heart concerning this very important subject. Let’s dig in deeper and allow the Word of God to reveal the TRUTH-FRUIT of who God the Father really is. Stay on this journey with me and I promise you your life will never be the same again.
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