A bit out of context. Probably more me-focused than the “Thee-focused” they deserve. But this morning some old, familiar friends from Exodus 2 are who I needed to hear from this morning.
After a long time, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned because of their difficult labor, they cried out, and their cry for help because of the difficult labor ascended to God. God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. God saw the Israelites, and God knew.
(Exodus 2:23-25 CSB)
God heard . . . God remembered . . . God saw . . . God knew. And I sit back and whisper to myself, “Self, God hears, God remembers, God sees, God knows.” Yes and amen.
Sometimes you just gotta know again that God knows forever. And know that He knows not only in an encyclopedic, data storage type of omniscience, but with an engaged, empathetic, ready, willing, and able to get involved type of omniscience. And that what He knows, and how He engages, is in the context of what He has promised.
So, while these four friends — Hears, Remembers, Sees, and Knows — are really about exalting Him, I can’t help but inviting them to minister to me.
By His grace. For His glory.