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The hands of God

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The human body is a wondrous creation of God.  In an amazing fashion each part of the body has been designed by the Creator to function with all the other parts of the body to give us life.  When you think of all the many parts of the body and their importance, it is difficult to label any one the most important.  

But one part of the body that is especially important is the hands.  It is difficult to overestimate their importance.  We do almost everything with our hands.  But as important as our hands are, the most important set of hands belong to God!

You may ask:  “God has hands?”  Psalm 89:13 says, “Strong is Your (God’s) hand, and high is Your right hand.”  Joshua 4:24 says, “that all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty.”  Yes, God is a spirit, but He describes Himself in human terms for our benefit, so that we can understand Him better.  On many occasions, the Bible describes the importance of the hands of God. 

His hands are the sustainer of all life.  Job 12:10 says, “In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind”.  The only reason you live today is because God is sustaining you.

His hands are the source of all blessings. Psalms 145:16 says, “You open Your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing.”  Every blessing you enjoy comes from God.

His hands are the source of all judgment.  Hebrews 10:31 says, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”  Do not take lightly the reality that you will be judged by the perfect judge.

His hands are the seat of all righteousness. Psalm 48:10 says, “Your right hand is full of righteousness.”  Your greatest need is not money, power or comfort.  Your greatest need is righteousness.

His hands are the security of all of His people. Jesus said, “My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.”  You do not have to live in fear. Neither disease, affliction, tragedy nor even death itself can pry you out of His hands.

There was a time when my children were not too proud to grab hold of their father’s hand.  I understand why they don’t do it now.  But you should never be too proud to grab hold of the Father’s hand.  

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