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Living in the Presence of God: Exodus 33:14; Psalm 16:11
Exodus 33:14, And He said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. Psalm 16:11, Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand, there are pleasures forevermore.
In preparation for tonight’s Bible study, I was led to share with my readers what we will discuss in Bible study.
We will answer the question, how do we live in the presence of God, and what are the benefits of living in the presence of God?
First, we must recognize who God is, He is our creator and sustainer, and He is the God above all other gods. Second, humanity was created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-27). We are created to be in fellowship with God. Genesis 3:8 records Adam and Eve walking and talking with God in the cool of the day. Specifically, states, And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. There was a fellowship between humanity (Adam and Eve) and God. God wants to have an intimate relationship with His prize creation. Third, we must recognize that God is all-powerful. He is everywhere, sees everything, and can do all.
Exodus 33:14 says that the presence of God will go with us. Then we are never alone because of His Holy Spirit because, as stated, He is everywhere. As the Holy Spirit is leading us, we will stay on the right path because He shows us the right way of life. Psalm 119:105states, Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
Let’s look at some of the benefits of living in the presence of God; first, we must submit ourselves to God. In surrendering ourselves to God, we will find peace, help, deliverance, and protection from all hurt, harm, or danger. Submitting ourselves to God, we will have acknowledged His sovereign powers knowing that He is God all by Himself.
What does Job 22:21 say about submitting ourselves to God? It says, Acquaint now thyself with we Him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. This means getting to know God for yourself, and in doing so, He will give you peace, His peace, that the world cannot give either does it understand.
Being at peace with God, we are in harmony with God, and we can live an abundant life, one of joy, an experience that allows us to manifest the fruit of the Spirit (Gallatin 5:22-23).
Another benefit from living in the presence of God is His help when it is because Philippians 4:13 tells us that we can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens us. Psalms 121:1-2 tells us that our help comes from the Lord.
Lastly, the benefit of living in the presence of God is knowing that He is our deliverer. Let us look at these scriptures: Psalm 107:6; 17, Psalm 37:4; 2 Samuel 22:2-3.
Living in the presence of God, we are new creatures in Him because we are living in humble submission unto Him.
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Dr. Willie B. White