Consider These Things

by | Jun 29, 2023

 

“Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins” (Psalm 25:18).

God inspired every word in Scripture. The word “consider” appears 67 times in the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible. What is God communicating to us when He asks us to consider something?

According to Britannica, the word “consider” means: 1. to think about (something or someone) carefully especially in order to make a choice or decision. 2. to think about (a person or a person’s feelings) before you do something in order to avoid making someone upset, angry, etc. 3. to think of or regard (someone or something) in a specified way. 4. to look at (someone or something) carefully and thoughtfully.

When God asks us to consider something, He is asking us to be thoughtful and to exercise care, rather than wandering aimlessly or thoughtlessly through life’s adventures and challenges. In His grace and mercy, He has given us guidance in the area of what things we are to consider, i.e., to think about or regard, as we go through life. These things encourage us and help us to make wise choices, to be intentional in our actions, to be good to one another, and to remain committed to Him, even when— and especially when—our lives get busy or stressed. God is so good to us!

Guiding Points:

Call to Action: Consider these verses, repeat them out loud, and take comfort in their words today!

“Pay attention to this, Job. Stop and consider the wonderful miracles of God!” (Job 37:14).

“Consider the work of God: who can make straight what he has made crooked?” (Ecclesiastes 7:13).

“Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord” (Psalm 107:43).

“Consider the birds of the sky: They don’t sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they?” (Matthew 6:26).

Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, we thank You today for Your patience and love for us! Help us to be wise and let You guide our decisions. Let us be intentional and consider Your word in all we do. In Your name, we pray, Amen!

Final Thought: You are so loved today by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Will you consider Him?

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