"You have heard; look at all this. And you, will you not declare it? I proclaim to you new things from this time, Even hidden things which you have not known".In verses 4 and 5 He was saying that He told us everything before hand because He knew we were obstinate. We have looked at our defiant natures several times. Today I would like to look at our nature from God's view point.
In understanding what He meant from all the verses we have been through, we realize He has been disclosing everything to us bit by bit. For instance His story starts from the very beginning. He did not start us in the middle of what was going on. He tells us step by step creation as well as the reason for it. In the verse 4 and 5 He is reiterating the reason for this. "Because we are Obstinate" The word because tells it all. It means the reason for the condition. The only reason God would painstakingly and repeatedly tell us things is because He love us. He desires a better life for us. He desire a relationship with us. He tells us that we do not have a high priest that cannot understand our dilemma. Why would He allow Christ to suffer...because He loves us and cares for us. We know He says He first loved us. Do you believe that? We know a lot of information about God, we say be believe it. God stated in this verse that He did all this because He "knew". The Hebrew word that we derive this from is Yada, meaning to know by experience. It also means to discern be acquainted. These are living words not black and white. They are rich, full of experiential knowledge. When we "know" things about God do we know them in this way? Look at what the verse below states about this type of "knowledge"
I Corinthians 8:1 Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.
Below I have put a few select verses on Love. We know that love covers a multitude of sins. We will be picking up here tomorrow.
Be blessed...BeCause you are Blessed. My prayer is that today you walk under His cover this day and Know what He knows...in all ways.
Romans 13:10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
John 14:21"He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him."
John 13:34"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.