The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"The God Who Knows ... Himself"
The living and true God of Scripture perfectly knows who He is.
"I am the Lord… I am the almighty God..." (Exodus 6:2; Genesis 17:1).
God's affirmation of Himself throughout Scripture reveals a being of perfect self awareness. Of no one else can this be said. Created beings do not know themselves to any degree close to perfection, even as the godly Apostle Paul confessed his lack of understanding regarding the frequent conflict between his truest desires and his actions. "For that which I do, I allow (understand) not… I delight in the law of God after the inward man, but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind" (Romans 7:15; 23). Conversely, when the prophet declared of the Lord, "His understanding is infinite," he first referenced God's own knowledge of Himself, the most important subject of which He can be aware (Psalm 147:5).
Born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are involved in a process of growing knowledge of ourselves, based on our growing knowledge of God. "In Thy light shall we see light" (Psalm 36:9). We will never gain perfect self-awareness, nor is it necessary that we do. We know ourselves better in Christ as we grow in His grace and knowledge. However, the most important knowledge we can possess involves knowing the God who knows Himself. To Him we have vouchsafed our eternal well being. Therefore, so long as our Heavenly Father perfectly knows His own nature and capability, we can be secure in the peace of His light. Herein we rest our hearts in the wondrous Lord who knows all things, and who knows Himself. Perfectly.
"God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all."
(I John 1:5)
Weekly Memory Verse
"The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runneth into it and is safe."