Wednesday, October 17, 2018

What Is Man, That Thou Art Mindful Of Him?

Temple Baptist Church - 10-17-2018
Hebrews 2:5-11


A.  Have you ever wondered about why God is mindful of us?  Think of this immense universe that we live in; think of the size of our solar system that we live in; think of the size of the earth upon which we live; and we are just a speck! 

B.  Why would the God of this universe be willing to die for the sins of a finite man such as I?

C.  Over several millenniums prior to the coming of the Messiah, Israel’s thinking had changed from a very personal God to an impersonal one.  The New Testament portrays a very personal God and Saviour in the person of Jesus Christ. 

D.  Paul quotes Psalm 8:4 to reassure these transitional Jews that the God that saved them was and is a very personal God!  The Bible declares that:

1.  God thinks upon us. Psalms 40:5  Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

Psalms 40:17  But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

2.  God watches us. Psalms 34:15  The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

3.  God cares for us. Luke 12:7  But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

4.  God sent Hs Son to die for us. Romans 5:6  For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

5.  God cares about what we care about. 1 Peter 5:7  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

6.  God cares about what we endure.  Hebrews 5:2  Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.

7.  God hears us when we pray to him.  Jeremiah 33:3  Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

E.  Why is God mindful (mind-full, He always thinks about us) of us?

1.  Because we are His creation.  Verse 7 – “the works of thy hands.”Psalms 100:3  Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

2.  Because He loved us enough to die for us.  Verse 9 – “should taste death for every man.”  Romans 5:8  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

3.  Because He desires for us to be with Him.  Verse 10 – in bringing many sons unto glory.”  John 14:3  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

1 Thessalonians 4:17  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

4.  Because we are His family.  Verse 11 – “he is not ashamed to call them brethren.”  Galatians 3:26  For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

1 John 3:1  Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

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