Saturday, February 9, 2008

God Will Give All Things To Those WHO KNOW Him

"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).

Those who consider themselves children of God, those who know God, the believers, or who belong to the “little flock” ought not to be anxious of anything.

In fact, Jesus Christ Himself told them not to be afraid of losing anything they value in this world. It could be material wealth. But we could also value health, position, knowledge, friendship, family, or even our personal belief.

He said, “Do NOT be afraid…”

Note very well that He was addressing the “little flock.” They are those who regard God as their “Father” – the faithful ones, the elect – “a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God” (1 Peter 2:9) – they really know God, not just as a “loving God” who wishes good things for everyone, but the Holy God, who punishes those who do not know Him and are disobedient (2 Thess. !:8). They really know God, because they truly love Him (1 John 4:7-8).

So, if we are among them, we should not suffer anxiety, because God Himself is our Father. He is able to provide all our needs. We should not even be afraid to part way with those things we value. Why ? Because He is happy to give us all things He owns – His Kingdom!!

Like an ordinary child, who values what his physical father has and later be given to him, we need also to realize the Supreme Value of what’s in store for us.

What a great privilege to really know God and be chosen as His adopted child!

What an expressible joy to have Him, as our Holy Heavenly Father – the Source of our sufficiency and our real Treasure!

We do not have to fear that what we truly value will be lost from us.

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