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1 15 2012 Caring In An Expendable Culture 1 Motivate What do you think makes a human being different and of more value than other of God s creatures we are made in God s image God sent His Son to die for us we have an eternal soul plants and animals do not our intellect is based on more than instinct God gave us more intelligence to develop science technology ability to abstract we have an advanced set of values admittedly some people s values are twisted 2 Transition Today we consider the importance God places on human life Both physical and spiritual 3 Bible Study 3 1 God Values Us Listen for what God knew about David Psalm 139 1 6 NIV For the director of music Of David A psalm O Lord you have searched me and you know me 2 You know when I sit and when I rise you perceive my thoughts from afar 3 You discern my going out and my lying down you are familiar with all my ways 4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely O Lord 5 You hem me in behind and before you have laid your hand upon me 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me too lofty for me to attain How did David describe God s knowledge of him God searched for him God knew him God knew all his movements God knew all his thoughts even from afar God was familiar with him in all ways He even knew what David was going to say before he said it God s hand was on him How did David feel about God s knowledge of him too wonderful for him too lofty for him to attain he couldn t understand it he certainly wasn t able to do the same thing even for himself God knew him better than he knew himself 1 15 2012 Caring In An Expendable Culture If you knew everything about a person all his her secrets what might be your attitude about that person appalled that they thought those things surprised how shallow deep their personality was some people you would want to get to know more some you d just as soon not know at all I can manipulate that person they can manipulate me How is it both frightening and comforting to



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