Knowing the Heart of God – In Touch – March 28/29

Knowing the Heart of God

1 Corinthians 13:11-13

Most people long to be understood. We may have many acquaintances, but we all have a deep need to feel truly known by those we love most. This is because we were created in God’s image–He also desires to be intimately understood and loved by us.

Just as you don’t want to be known for only the superficial details of who you appear to be, it’s not enough to know about the Lord. He wants us to learn how He thinks and feels, what’s important to Him, and what His purposes are. Of course, it’s impossible for man to completely know the mind of the Creator of the universe. In Isaiah 55:9, He tells us, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” The depth and breadth of His mind is so great we will never be able to fully grasp it in this lifetime.

However, we can better understand God’s heart and character by seeking Him and learning day by day from His Word. If we genuinely desire to walk in His ways, we must first genuinely know Him. We come to know our friends better by sharing more experiences together. Similarly, we will also understand God better the longer we walk with Him and meditate on what He has revealed about Himself in the Bible.

God wants you to seek Him with all your heart, and He promises that when you do, you will find Him (Jer. 29:13). So, the next time you’re feeling a need to be better understood, turn to the One who understands you perfectly. Even more importantly, ask Him to help you know Him better.

For more biblical teaching and resources from Dr. Charles Stanley, please visit www.intouch.org.

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Bible Pathway – March 28

Read Judges 15

Highlights:

Samson is denied his wife; Samson slays a thousand Philistines; his moral weakness; the secret of Samson’s great strength revealed to Delilah; Samson avenged in his death; Micah’s images and hired priests.

She said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him (Judges 16:20).

The early life of Samson is recorded in chapters 13, 14, and 15. Then it appears that many years passed for which we have no record until we read the tragic events in chapter 16.

There is no record, that Samson ever expressed a desire to be used by the Lord to deliver the Israelites from the Philistine’s oppression; so it is not a surprise that he rarely prayed for guidance or protection. He also chose nonbelievers in the One True God as his friends.

Early in life, Samson disregarded the spiritual significance of his Nazarite dedication by marrying a Philistine woman. He then became deeply involved in sin as he made friends with Delilah, another Philistine woman. When Samson saw Delilah, he should have thought of his sacred Nazarite vow and his high calling as the judge over God’s people. But sin had blinded him to the high calling of his consecration to the Lord, and to the reason he was gifted with great strength. And, as so often happens with each person who presumptuously believes that God’s mercy and long-suffering will continue indefinitely, we see Samson entrapped by Delilah’s treachery.

Consequently, the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes . . . and bound him with fetters (chains) of brass; and he did grind in the prison house (16:21). Not only did he suffer the gruesome torture of having his eyes gouged out, but he was forced to take the place of an animal and waste his life turning the mill to grind corn into meal.

The tragic story of Samson should send a strong message to every Christian who has ignored his opportunities to use his God-given abilities (talents) to seek . . . first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33). Samson chose to waste his life on worldliness and self-indulgence (16:19). In contrast, Moses delivered his people from bondage and chose to suffer with them. By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season (Hebrews 11:24-25).

There are just two walks in life, either the broad (majority) way or the narrow way (living to advance His kingdom). The narrow way leads to life eternal; the broad way is reflected in Matthew 6:32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things – what they shall eat, what they shall drink, what they shall wear, where they shall live, and what more they can gain to please the self life. Jesus warned: Beware of covetousness (of material pleasures and earthly desires), for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth (Luke 12:15).

Christ does not say you ought not serve more than one master, but that you can’t.

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon (Matthew 6:24).

Thought for Today:

The person who lives to satisfy self cannot fulfill God’s purpose for his life.

Word Studies:

15:4 firebrands, torches of flax on fire; 16:7 green withs, small new ropes; 16:11 fast, securely; never . . . occupied, never used; 16:25 make us sport, entertain us; 16:26 Suffer me, Allow me; 17:4 founder, metal worker.

Christ Revealed:

Through the strength God gave to Samson for his last victory over the Philistines (Judges 16:28-30). I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me (Philippians 4:13).

Prayer Suggestion: Ask for your daily needs (Matthew 6:11).

Optional Reading: John 19

Memory Verse for the Week: Revelation 5:2

A Daily Word – March 28

March 28

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.”  – Revelation 3:20

Jesus won’t climb into your life by a back window. He stands at the door and knocks. When the devil seeks to control you he probes for the weak places he can exploit. When Jesus seeks entry into your heart to bring His marvelous transformation, He gives you the freedom to open the door—or leave it shut. In the ancient Middle East, supper was the best meal of the day, when people sat back and celebrated work done and the promise of the new day. Jesus knocks at your heart’s door to sup with you. Let in Satan and he snatches everything on the table. Allow Jesus into your life, and He brings the feast with Him.

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