Are you esteemed by God?

After searching the scriptures I discovered some qualifications for being “esteemed’ by God.  Can you imagine being highly thought of, by the creator of the universe? Wow!  It should send shivers up your spine! The amazing thing is that our great God DID give clues on what makes Him esteem us.

In (Isaiah 66:2) it reads “… This is the one I esteem, he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.”

What is interesting about the above verse, is that we see that humility is very important. What is being humble all about? Let’s look at it like this. Suppose I have a belief concerning God and a brother or sister tells me I’m wrong for such belief. How to I react? Do I say “oh, you are wrong!” Showing my exalted postition. Or do I say “ok, please show me in scripture my error, that I might see my mistake” My point being that I am humble and WILLING to learn. If I am shown, by reading the scripture, the error of my beliefs, do I then become “contrite”? Ofcourse I should. I am willing to summit to the truth of God’s word! This should also apply to those who I likewise show the truth, and error of their beliefs.

But how many times do we attempt to show God’s word in scripture, only to be ignored, or even rebuked? Can this be a real sign of humility before the Lord? Do they exalt their opinion above God’s word? Without humility it will be VERY hard for contriteness of spirit. My eyes and ears are ALWAYS open to learning, are yours?

Then we find another example of God showing His high esteem of someone. It is in (Daniel 9:4). Here Daniel begans his very long and contrite prayer. In the  beginning of his great prayer he says ” O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with ALL who love him and OBEY His Commandments. We have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and rebelled, we have turned away from your Commandments and Laws.” As Daniel continued, the Angel Gabriel came in mid prayer and said ” Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding. As soon as you began to pray, an answer was given, which I have come to tell you, for YOU ARE HIGLY ESTEEMED”

What can we learn for the above example of  Daniel? We can see he was humble and contrite, acknowledging his and his peoples sins.Then Daniel shows God just what He values greatly. It is the obeying of His Holy Commandments. After this righteous prayer God did not hesitate to let Daniel know he had spoken beautifully before the Lord! We can see that when we have an almost “trembling” fear and concern to obey His Commandments, we are looked on with high favor by our Lord.

To summarize, let us always strive to be humble. Ready to listen and learn, no matter how much we “think” we know. And if we are shown the REAL truth from scripture, let us not turn away.

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8 Responses to “Are you esteemed by God?”

  1. atul Says:

    Very Nice!
    Be ready to welcome our Lord the King of the kings. He is about to come with His Glory from Heaven. Pl keep me in your prayers and I will for you and do not forget to pray for the living saints in Our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ.

  2. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Yes, Atul, I will. And thanks for reading this post. I agree , we are very near to His coming and we must be ready, very true.

  3. NAMUDDU BARBRA Says:

    THE TITTLE IS IN FORM OF A QN Are you esteemed by GOD? let me also ask you brother, can some one know how GOD excitements him or her brother ROB? WHAT i know is that heaven is prepared for prepared people not for every one! so we should prepare and the passport is keeping the COMMANDMENTS OF GOD.

  4. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Yes, Barbra, you are very enlightened, Jesus and the Commandments are the passports to heaven.

  5. cynfree Says:

    I HAVE ONLY THIS TO SAY (BIG SIGH OF RELIEF HUH) WHAT TRULY KNOCKS MY SOCKS OFF IS: CHRIST SO ESTEEMED US, HE CHOSE TO REMAIN LIKE US HUMAN, FOR ALL ETERNITY. FOR A WITNESS FOR ALL TO SEE. AMEN AND AMEN.

  6. Rob Says:

    Yes, and to think He chooses to remain with His scarred hands! A love we will witness no greater.

  7. moreparadigmshifts Says:

    I like what you had to share, thank you for doing so.
    However, when I went to look up the references to get the context of the verses, I believe you made a mistake in the first reference.
    Look and see if Isaiah 66:2 instead of Psalm 66:2 is what you were looking for.

  8. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Yes, you are right, thanks for that correction. God be with you brother.

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