Monday, April 11, 2016
Not Forgotten, Never Forsaken
Psalm 9:10 - Those who know your name trust in you,
for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
Things to think about:
* I was really struck by the second part of the verse - ...You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You
* we have talked previously about God sometimes uses qualifiers on His promises.
- what is the qualifier here?
* Jesus said He would never leave us or forsake us. Hebrews 13:5 reiterates this. Apparently, we need to be reminded that we're not going to be forgotten about!
- Do you have to remind your wife and kids that you're not going to forsake them? What then is it in our makeup that needs this reassurance?
- could it be that life is really hard and sometimes we just need to know He hasn't forgotten? (My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?)
* I got to thinking about Christian brothers and sisters in 3rd world countries who haven't eaten today and was wondering how this verse would resonate with them? What do you think?
- since God doesn't seem to be in the manna delivery business anymore, and 5 Loaves and Fishes has been shuttered, where do we fit into being the Lord's hands and feet in making sure others aren't forsaken?
- what other folks can you think of who might be feeling forsaken (or at least need to be comforted by a gentle reminder like this verse?)
- how can we make sure they know God hasn't forsaken them?
* The first part of the verse says that those who "know" Him trust in Him
- what does it mean to "know" God?
Well, we'll end on that Theology Lite question :-)