Posted by: Veroni Kruger | January 27, 2021

How Does God See His People

In response to comments on my blog last week, I thought it was necessary to elaborate on how we (should) see ourselves.  This week I want to approach it from another angle, namely how does God see his people.

There is a wonderful account of how God saw his people in spite of the fact that they had disappointed Him.  You can read all about it in Numbers 23.7-10; 18-24; 24.3-9.   

Rather than write a lot about my own thoughts, I am going to let Scripture speak for God.

The key is Jesus

… who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father… (Revelation 1.5,6)  

A.        How Does God See His people?

            What does God think of us?

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.  (1 Pet 2.9,10)

SO WHAT DOES GOD SEE?

1.         A people who are set apart for Him

My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. (John 17.15,16)  

This is what true holiness is:  to be set apart for God – a holy nation.  Sanctification is the process whereby we become more like Jesus.

 2.        A blessed people

The greatest blessing apart from being saved, is the abundant life:  Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive.  (John 7.38,39)

3.         A strong people

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom 8.35-39)  

4.         A beautiful people

And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever- increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.  (2 Cor 3.18)

We bear his name (“Christians”) but we also bear his image!

5.         A people with a future

Revelation 22.16 calls Jesus the bright Morning Star.        

Revelation 1.4-7 says He is the ruler of the kings of the earth… coming with the clouds…who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty

B.        But are we really like that?

A resounding “No!”

1.         The point is:  GOD SEES HIS PEOPLE AS HE WANTS THEM TO BE AND WHAT HE KNOWS THEY CAN BECOME!

  • Jacob the deceiver became Israel, father of the Jewish nation  
  • Abram the childless became the father of all who believe
  • A young boy reddish in complexion became David, the greatest king of Israel
  • Simon the one who denied that he knew Jesus became Peter, leader of the Church
  • Saul the murderer became Paul, the great apostle and writer of the largest part of the New Testament.

In the same way: There is no limit to what God can do with you and me.

2.         God has never changed

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Heb 13.8)


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