Thursday, February 12, 2009

God cares...

God cares about us, which is an amazing and wonderful and comforting thing...

"What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the angels and crowned him with glory and honour..."
Psalm 8:4-5

God cares about us, which is a terrifying and devastating and painful thing...

"What is man, that you make so much of him and that you set your heart on him, visit him every morning and test him every moment? How long will you not look away from me, nor leave me alone till I swallow my spit?"
Job 7:17-18

Isn't it interesting that in the Scriptures - particularly in the Hebrew poetry - men appeal to God to look at them and take notice of them, but also not to look at them and to leave them alone? What a great privilege and what a terrible burden it is to be those upon whom God sets his heart, those he determines to bless and sanctify!

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