Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Remember the days of black and white TVs and rabbit ears? At its best that TV could only display a fuzzy representation of what was really being broadcast. Now we have high definition TVs that display things in a much higher resolution. Apparently some Hollywood stars are not too excited about these developments, realizing that the new technology reveals them to us--"warts and all."

As someone pointed out in a recent Men's Bible Study, God sees us in high definition. That's bad news for the unbeliever. Hebrews 4:13, "And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do." God is both omniscient and omnipresent--He knows all about us and all about our sins (Cf. Psalm 139:1-12). He will righteously condemn every unrepentent sinner (John 5:28-29).

What is bad news for some is good news for others. God's omniscience should not frighten or disturb the believer in Christ. The God who knows me, loves me. Having trusted in Christ, the believer has been "washed...sanctified...and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Cor. 6:11). God lovingly and patiently reveals our sins to us, by the Spirit (John 16:8), through the Word (Heb. 4:12), so that sin might be put off and Christlikeness might take its place (Eph. 4:22-24). When it comes to our Lord Jesus Christ, the greater the resolution, the more we behold HIs glory.

God help us to see ourselves as we are and Christ as He is, that we, by your grace, might be more perfectly conformed to His image (Psa. 139:23-24; 1 John 3:2).

Pastor Jerry

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