Biblical Reflections: Jeremiah 23:23-24

Jeremiah 23:23-24 – Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off?  Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him saith the Lord? Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord.

Do you feel alone? Are you misunderstood? Rest assured that you are never alone and you are never misunderstood. God so wanted us to grasp His love and understanding of our plight that He “sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons” (Galatians 4:4-5).

One of the attributes of God clearly demonstrated in the Bible is that He is all-powerful or omnipotent. However, unlike lightening or the burning fire of the sun, God is not merely a force without reason or discernment, compassion or sympathy. God uses His power with discretion and care showing His omniscience across space and time. As a result, He can assist us no matter the situation.

The Son of God shares His Father’s eternity. Even though He was manifest among men when He was born of Mary in Bethlehem some 2000+ years ago, the Christ existed beforehand. He told His Jewish detractors, “…Before Abraham was, I am” (John 8:58). With this statement, Jesus Christ identified Himself with the great I AM as Jehovah revealed Himself to Moses.

We have this great boon that when we trust in Him, we know He hears us. “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:13-16)

He is not afar off. He is here.


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