Expounding the Meaning of Deuteronomy 10:8 (PART 3 of 3) [Print Document]
We we go through difficulties, we find it hard to praise God for what He will do or for what He already has done for us. It is often hard to thank Him when times get tough. But, David wrote that we ought to cast our burdens on God because God cares for us and will sustain us. In the beginning of Psalm 55, David wrote:
In old dictionaries, the words "thought" and "thoughtful" include anxiety (feelings), ideas, desires, plans, and passing thoughts. The Greek word for "thought" (noéma) includes those meanings too. Therefore, Abba God is saying to surrender to Him every thought, feeling, desire, plan, and imagination if it would not be honoring to Him. That way, we will have victory over the devil and over his snares.
But, knowing our identity in Christ will help us Christians in any problem we face. Because, when we know who we are in Christ, the devil’s lies will look like lies, and God’s Word will become more clear to us.
|(As Christians, we are no longer citizens of this Earth. |
We are citizens of Heaven. 2 Corinthians 5:17.
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:
old things are passed away;
behold, all things are become new.")
Knowing God as our Abba Father, and knowing that we are His dear children, we can praise Abba God and worship Him from our hearts, and not by going through the motions of worship. Knowing that we are Abba God’s children, we can know that He will work all things together for our good (Romans 8:38).
Jesus said to His Father these amazing words in John 17:23 — " And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:  I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me."
Jesus (Who, as we know, is one with God the Father) said that God the Father loves people in the same way that He loves Jesus. God’s everlasting love lasts forever. Our loving Father God draws us to Himself with His personal, kind, caring, agape love. (See Jeremiah 31:3.)
Here are some encouraging scriptures from God’s Word: