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I Am Not Worthy of All the Truth (Genesis 32:9-10)

Introductory Thoughts

Because of God’s mercy, mankind has access to His truth. Since man’s earliest days, men have done everything within their power to discourage the Lord from extending His truth to the next generation. Man has ignored, rejected, and despised the truth on every front. Yet, God, in His faithfulness, has continued to show forth His truth to every generation. This very fact should drive man to a high level of thanksgiving. It should cause man to humble himself before God and praise God for His greatness and His love.  Perhaps it was similar thinking that caused Jacob to say, “I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant” (Genesis 32:10).

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children): King David knew he was not worthy of all the things God told him about His plans for the future. Read his prayer of worship and praise in 2 Samuel 7:18-29. Note especially 2 Samuel 7:18 (David was humble); 2 Samuel 7:21 (God told His plans); 2 Samuel 7:28 (David knew God's words were true).
  • (For everyone): Has God been good to you in revealing His truth? Have you always been faithful to obey that which you know to be true? How does this emphasize Gods faithfulness and your unworthiness?
  • Why would you say that you are not worthy of all the truth the Lord has given to you? What have you done with His truth?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Ask God to help you to be faithful with His truth.
  • Thank God for remaining faithful in spite of any rebellion you have exhibited toward Him and His truth.