Standing Before the Lord

He weighs my conviction according to my heart
2/22/2013 Enjoying the Bible Kah Wor

When the Lord returns. He knew God as His Father. not prayed to God. John 4:42] Page 2 of 16 . This is my stand. He will weigh my stand according to my heart [1 Samuel 16:7]. A word from God with a sense of His love for me will enable or empower me to sail through every storm in my life. This is recorded in Matthew 26:39.Standing Before the Lord 2013 Synopsis Jesus the Man prayed to His Father for a bail out in the darkest hour of His earthly life. Note that he prayed to His Father. Yet He trusted in His Father’s love for Him to see Him through. What is your stand? What do you yourself say? [Mark 8:29.

The underpinning significance is this. the example of trusting in God’s love Page 3 of 16 . lacking in nothing [James 1:4]. And that same peace calmed the tempest. Jesus the Christ is my Wisdom [1 Corinthians 1:30]. The point is this. Our Lord as Jesus the Man prayed for a bail out in the darkest hour of his life. This brings to mind the three young men in the Book of Daniel [Daniel 3:24-25]. The resultant knowledge of His love is the Tree of Life. This is recorded in Matthew 26:39. it becomes Wisdom. The strong sense of God’s love within Him gave Him tremendous peace. Yet it is one word with the sense of His immense love for me that will cause the transformation. We follow His example. Therefore. God’s love for us will see us through any storms in our lives with immense good coming out of them. AMP]. Wisdom is to know that God loved me from His Word and life’s experiences. Let patience have full play and do a thorough work so that we may be people perfectly and fully developed. When I put that knowledge into practice. Jesus the Man went through it with the sense of God’s love for Him. Jesus the Man manifested this in Mark 4:39. Yet He trusted in the love of God for Him to see Him through. I am blessed when I hold fast to that knowledge [Proverbs 3:12-18. I see the Cross to get knowledge of God’s love for me. Our Lord as Jesus the Man has set the example.Standing Before the Lord 2013 Foreword One Word from God can transform my life. The only Beloved Son of God dying on the Cross as Jesus the Man is the display and proof of God’s great and everlasting love for me [Romans 5:8].

Abraham was persuaded and won over by God’s love for him [Romans 4:21]. God is not a man. that He should tell or act a lie. When God starts to show and teach us His love through our circumstances. Therefore. I have chosen to read and interpret the Bible in the greater context of His love for me. I find that the only constant in the Bible is God’s love for me. Page 4 of 16 .” Can you see the connection? Should we not be able to see God’s love for us. let us ask of the giving God Who shall liberally show and teach us [James 1:5]. This is my stand. we are to stand on His love [James 1:6]. that He should feel repentance or compunction [for what He has promised]. neither the son of man. How can we ever learn of His love for ourselves if we do not let His love shine through our challenges in life? God promised in Proverbs 8:17 that those who seek Him shall find Him.Standing Before the Lord 2013 for us. And we shall learn to trust in His love by studying and pondering on that love and then practice it in our lives [Proverbs 3:12-18]. Hence Psalm 23:1 says that “The Lord is our Shepherd and we shall not lack. Has He said and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken and shall He not make it good? [Numbers 23:19]. Anyone can interpret the scriptures in favour of an adopted stand [2 Peter 3:16].

AMP. and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice. the instructions. It behooves me to study and ponder the scriptures in the light of His love for me.Standing Before the Lord 2013 The entire Bible is about God’s love for me. I am the beloved child of God getting to know His love for me. prosperous. It is only because of what God’s only Beloved Son has done as Jesus the Man that I now get to know (as a privilege) the love of God for me. and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity]. and on His law (the precepts. But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord. their plans and purposes]. ready to bring forth its fruit in its season. Blessed (happy. And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water. nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk. fortunate. Psalms 1:1-3. its leaf also shall not fade or wither. the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night. nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather. Page 5 of 16 .

“stand” means the position I have taken on this side of heaven. Therefore. In other words. the Bible tells me that I am God’s work in progress [Philippians 1:6]. His love for me as shown and demonstrated by the death of His only Beloved Son on the Cross as Jesus the Man [Romans 5:8]. “So faith comes by hearing [what is told]. God promised He would give me a new heart. It is a gradual renewal process as I progressively come to know or be persuaded or won over by God’s love for me [2 Corinthians 8:9]. and what is heard comes by the preaching [of the message that came from the lips] of Christ (the Messiah Himself). Romans 10:17. To me.Standing Before the Lord 2013 Standing Before the Lord Everyone will take their stand before the Lord when He returns [2 Corinthians 5:10. Yet it is not instantaneous. He will then let me know or show me the authenticity of my adopted stand. Romans 14:12]. for man looks on the outward appearance. He will judge my adopted stand according to my heart. I will appear before the Lord with my personal conviction. AMP. The Lord sees not as man sees. the on-going renewal of my heart that comes from repentance [change in thinking] as I hear of God’s love for me as demonstrated by the Cross. but the Lord looks on the heart [1 Samuel 16:7].” Page 6 of 16 . Hence.

The depth of His love for me is evident from the “sending” or “giving up” of His only beloved Son to die for me on the Cross. When I hear the song. is my Father! He is my loving Father! He loved me. so that whoever believes in (trusts in. It is in the past tense indicating the duration of His love. He abased and humbled Himself [still further] and carried His obedience to the extreme of death. tell me? God the Father Himself tenderly loved me [John 16:27]. although being essentially one with God and in the form of God [possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God]. AMP. relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction. And after He had appeared in human form. John 3:16 [AMP] For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son.Standing Before the Lord 2013 What did Jesus. He loved me tenderly from before antiquity to eternity [John 3:16]. even the death of the cross!” One word from God can transform my life. it reminds me of God’s love for me. This is my version of the lyrics: Page 7 of 16 . He loved me when I was just an idea in His loving mind. This is further illustrated in Philippians 2:6-8. did not think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped or retained. be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. in that He became like men and was born a human being. just one word with the sense of His immense love for me. “Love Me Tender”. The scope of God’s love for me is seen in the word “loved” in John 3:16. the proof of God’s love. “Who. But stripped Himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity]. clings to. so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave). God. the Creator of the entire Cosmos.

for out of it flow the springs of life.Standing Before the Lord 2013 He loved me tender. How do I keep and guard my heart? It is through the peace in knowing that God loved me. He loved me true. Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard. for He loved me so [John 3:16]. God has allowed all things (good and bad) to happen for my good because He loved me [Romans 8:28]. And out of the heart springs forth the issues of life. When I begin to practice the sense of His love for me. [Romans 8:35. Page 8 of 16 . He never lets me go Deuteronomy 31:6.[John 16:27] I’m His dream fulfilled. He loved me sweet. I’m His darling and He loved me. And He always will. it flows to my heart. How do I know that God loved me? It is by the display and proof of His love for me as demonstrated by the death of His only Beloved Son on the Cross as Jesus the Man [Romans 5:8. 8]. He loved me tender. He has made my life complete. Hebrews 13:5. 1 John 4:10]. Proverbs 4:23. It is the peace that results in being content with my earthly lot of whatever sort [Philippians 4:11].

and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled. “Peace I leave with you. Do not let your hearts be troubled. It was obedience in accepting His portion in life. “And going a little farther. if it is possible. Not as the world gives do I give to you. AMP]. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed. neither let them be afraid. The death Itself is the proof.” Page 9 of 16 . Jesus the Man allowing Himself to die on the Cross represented trust in God’s love put into action. AMP. It was the peace that resulted in being content with His earthly lot of whatever sort [Philippians 4:6-7. He threw Himself upon the ground on His face and prayed saying. Therefore [because He stooped so low] God has highly exalted Him and has freely bestowed on Him the name that is above every name [Philippians 2:9].]” Jesus the Man bequeathed or passed on to me His peace by proving God’s love for me through His death on the Cross.Standing Before the Lord 2013 Our Lord Jesus puts it this way in John 14:27. Did Jesus the Man prayed to be bailed out of it all? Yes! It was recorded in Matthew 26:39. nevertheless. Jesus the Man trusted in the love of God for Him so much that He obeyed God even to the death of the Cross. let this cup pass away from Me. My Father. but as You will and desire. AMP. All of these were girded by the sense of God’s love for Him. not what I will [not what I desire]. My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you.

I acknowledge that God’s love for my will direct and make straight and plain my paths [Proverbs 3:6]. that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ. Even when circumstances may seem so dire and bleak. He stood on God’s love for Him. for and through Jesus the Man. the death of God’s only Beloved Son as Jesus the Man on the Cross has proven beyond a shadow of doubt that God is working in all situations to do good in.Standing Before the Lord 2013 Yet Jesus the Man acknowledged that God had His best interest at heart. I see that God allows all things [good and bad] to work together for my good [Romans 8:28]. with thanksgiving. and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is. This brings me to Philippians 4:6-7. Page 10 of 16 . peace ensued. Jesus the Man had great peace [Shalom peace] because He trusted in the love of God for Him.” Right after Jesus the Man prayed for the “cup to pass away from Him’. that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. In the same fashion. continue to make your wants known to God. to and for me! This is the peace that will guard my heart and mind by looking at what God had done in. From His death. “Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything. And God’s peace [shall be yours. yet God is in control to bring all things in my favour. but in every circumstance and in everything. No matter how bad any situation may appear in my life. With that trust. by prayer and petition (definite requests). AMP.

For we brought nothing into the world. There are lessons to be learnt from the scriptures [2 Timothy 3:16]. faith. a source of immense profit. AMP. it is through this craving that some have been led astray and have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves through with many acute [mental] pangs. God’s love for me is best learnt in the challenges of my life. I can boldly approach the throne of grace to ask for anything [Hebrews 4:16]. Page 11 of 16 . For the love of money is a root of all evils. love. O man of God. And it is. aim at and pursue righteousness (right standing with God and true goodness). for godliness accompanied with contentment (that contentment which is a sense of inward sufficiency) is great and abundant gain. The words “wandered from the faith” reminds me of what our Lord Jesus said in Matthew 13:20-22. AMP]. godless) and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction and miserable perishing. [1 Timothy 6:6-11]. footnote].Standing Before the Lord 2013 It is the trust in God’s love for me that will enable me to be content. Yet I trust in my Father’s love for me to give me what I should have when I should have them. But as for you. But those who crave to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish (useless. flee from all these things. godliness (which is the loving fear of God and being Christlike). and gentleness of heart. I learnt a lesson from the record of King Hezekiah about trusting God’s Sovereign love and providence [Isaiah 38:5. I can only do what God has placed in my hands to do. I stand on His love for me [Ephesians 6:13. with these we shall be content (satisfied). Thereafter. indeed. steadfastness (patience). But if we have food and clothing. and obviously we cannot take anything out of the world.

Jesus the Christ is my Wisdom [1 Corinthians 1:30]. It was unthinkable to him.) He undid everything reformatory that had been done. The only Beloved Son of God dying on the Cross as Jesus the Man is the conclusive proof of that love. apparently. As the beloved children of God. His corrections are aimed at letting us know of His great love for us. according to Jewish tradition. As devout as he was. How immense the grief that resulted! One of his sons. but for fifty-five! (II Kings 21:1ff. Manasseh. that he should die and leave no heir to his throne. established idol worship. not for just a few years. was sawed in half during Manasseh’s reign). he could not trust the Lord to give His faithful servant what was best for him. caused his son to go through the fire as an offering to the pagan god. and caused the slaughter of those who opposed him (including perhaps Isaiah. became Hezekiah’s disgraceful and ruthless successor. Therefore. The Lord granted his request— sons were born. How little Hezekiah knew of what was best for him or for Judah! How presumptuous is anyone who demands that his own shortsighted vision replace the wisdom of God’s plan for his own life or for that of others! (The above passage is extracted from HERE) Wisdom is to know that God loved me. So he took matters into his own hands and begged to be allowed to live on.Standing Before the Lord 2013 God’s time for Hezekiah to die had come (Isa. defied God’s prophets. Page 12 of 16 . 38:1). his father’s best friend who. but he had no son.

and all her paths are peace. nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather. prosperous. and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity]. Blessed (happy. For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver. and happy (blessed. Happy (blessed. and in her left hand are riches and honor. Psalms 1:1-3. Skillful and godly Wisdom is more precious than rubies. The entire Bible is about God’s love for me. the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night. fortunate. and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice. fortunate. It behooves me to study and ponder the scriptures in the light of His love for me. fortunate. The resultant knowledge of His love is the Tree of Life. and the profit of it better than fine gold. its leaf also shall not fade or wither. even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights. But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord. Page 13 of 16 . Wisdom is to know that God loved me from His Word and life’s experiences. For whom the Lord loves He corrects. and nothing you can wish for is to be compared to her. and the man who gets understanding [drawing it forth from God’s Word and life’s experiences]. to be envied) is everyone who holds her fast. their plans and purposes]. Length of days is in her right hand. I am blessed when I hold fast to that knowledge. nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk. Her ways are highways of pleasantness. and on His law (the precepts. ready to bring forth its fruit in its season. She is a tree of life to those who lay hold on her. enviable) is the man who finds skillful and godly Wisdom.Standing Before the Lord 2013 Proverbs 3:12-18. the instructions. And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water.

“What is the use (profit). By extension. It reminds me of Adam before the Fall. I am but like the sounding of cymbals [1 Corinthians 13:1-3]. a sense of God’s love is being developed gradually within me.” If my actions do not reflect the trust in God’s love. “In this the love of God was made manifest (displayed) where we are concerned: in that God sent His Son. The Apostle John said that if I do not love.Standing Before the Lord 2013 When my mind is constantly reminded of God’s love for me. unmerited and undeserved love of God for me) without the resulting effects of that love in me manifesting as corresponding actions (works) is dead (void of the sense of God’s love). the only begotten or unique [Son]. that knowledge will flow to my heart. With that. my brethren. James 2:14. for anyone to profess to have faith if he has no [good] works [to show for it]? Can [such] faith save [his soul]?” Faith (trust in the unearned. It infers that I can have the gifts of the blessed Holy Spirit and yet not be convicted of God’s love for me. The Apostle Paul said that even if I have been given spiritual gifts and doing acts of charity and yet not know the love of God. it also means that I can be materially blessed beyond my wildest imaginations and yet not have an inkling idea of God’s love for me. into the world so that we might live through Him. What is in my heart determines my actions. That paints a picture of loud and irritating noise. I have yet to know His love for me. I do not know the love of God [1 John 4:7-8]. Page 14 of 16 . Then he provided the means to know the love of God in 1 John 4:9.

It is meditating on scriptures through the lens of His unmerited. Making sense and connecting scriptures in the light of His love for me. that is. 3. getting to know God’s love for me means: 1. Romans 5:8]. Reading and thinking scriptures in the context of His love for me. what more I? Do I need to feel condemned for not knowing the love of God for me or not measuring up to His love with my actions? No! God forbids! Romans 5:8 tells me that God proved His love for me by the Cross when I was still a sinner in rejection of His love for me. 2.Standing Before the Lord 2013 It is no wonder that the Apostle Paul said that He was determined to know nothing except Christ crucified. Page 15 of 16 . This is my personal conviction. the display and proof of God’s love [1 Corinthians 2:2. If the Apostle of grace needed to be constantly reminded of God’s love for him through the Cross. In practical terms. Standing on His proven love for me when faced with any challenge that is thrown at me. What more now that I am seeking to know of His love for me? Perfect love cast out fear which is rooted in guilt and condemnation [1 John 4:18]. unearned and undeserved love for me and writing about it consequentially. This is how I enjoy my Bible. The crimson thread running through the Bible from cover to cover is God’s great and everlasting love for me. He loved me from before antiquity right through to eternity.

This has been brought to you by Enjoying the Bible. let all glory and praise redound to our loving Father God.Standing Before the Lord 2013 I am the beloved child of God that Jesus the Christ has made me to be [2 Corinthians 5:21] in the process of getting to know God’s love for me. let God judge my heart. If you would like to support the declaration of God’s great love. If you have been blessed by this literature. Page 16 of 16 . you can do so HERE. If there is anything you find amiss with this.

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