Psalms 145:18 Near God

Psalms 145:18 (KJV)
The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

What an encouraging passage. “The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him…”

He is nigh unto all
No doubt there is no one so far from God that He cannot hear and help. No one so far He cannot save. No one so terrible He does not love.

He is nigh unto all that call upon Him
This limits then the “all.” He is nigh unto all but He is especially nigh unto them that call upon Him. When my sons were small we might have been physically near most of the time but we were near emotionally, attentively and etc. when they called out to us. There is a difference between being close at hand and being at hand.

He is nigh to all that call upon Him in truth
This limits the promise still further. God is not far from anyone but He is closer to those who call upon Him and closer still to those who call upon Him in truth.

It is important then that we not only know that we know the Lord but that we rightfully divide His Word so we know the truth.

 

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Psalms 145:18 Near God

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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