Why Consider Us?

Scott Stevenson

“LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You are mindful of him? Man is like a breath; His days are like a passing shadow” (Psalm 144:3–4, NKJV).

I know that I always ask myself the very same questions. I am happy that I’m not alone in my questions. David sees that God intervenes in our lives for our good (Heb. 12:10). It just goes to show God’s nature. David understands this nature and is in awe of God’s consideration of him. Does it floor you that God cares for you? David ponders this and wastes no time in asking for the Lord’s help: “Bow down Your heavens, O LORD, and come down; Touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. Flash forth lightning and scatter them; Shoot out Your arrows and destroy them.” (Psalm 144:5–6, NKJV)

To know that you have the Lord on your side is an excellent thing. Do we really need to understand it or can we just accept God’s help with great humility and recognize His love for what it is—grace? That would be my prayer for not only myself but all of you. To understand just how fortunate we are to even be considered by God and to have an opportunity to excel in the relationship with Him. Don’t you want to have access to God like David? I know I do! David was constantly talking with the Lord and asking for His help. The reason David had such access was due to obedience. We know that David was not perfect, but he confessed his sin (Psalm 51), and he didn’t practice sin. “Then they will cry out to the LORD, But He will not answer them. Instead, He will hide His face from them at that time Because they have practiced evil deeds.” (Micah 3:4, NASB95)

What does the Lord say about those who obey and disobey Him?

“And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him,” (Hebrews 5:9, NKJV).  I like to get a full definition by understanding what God’s response when you are disobedient: “He who says, 'I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.' " (1 John 2:4, NKJV) “For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil."(1 Peter 3:12, NKJV)

This leads me to consider verse four in Psalm 144. Take the little time you have left in this life and give the Lord your all (Jeremiah 24:7). Not one person can deny that we never have enough time. Seek the Lord daily and obey Him so that at the end of your time on earth you look forward to His coming. In Romans, the author asks us to wake up because our salvation is a day closer: “And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” (Romans 13:11, NKJV)

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