Wisdom's Corner
He is Always Visiting

Have you ever been sick? I am sure you have been. You may have been sick enough that you had to stay in bed. And throughout the day your mother or father would come to your bedside to see how you were doing. It made you feel better just to know that they were close by and were checking on you. And as long as you obeyed them and rested and took your medicine like they told you, you would get well.

I have been sick enough to have to stay in the hospital. At regular intervals a nurse would come by and check on me. It made me rest easier knowing that someone was watching me to make sure I would get well. When the doctor came by my room and gave me good news I really felt better. I knew he was educated and could take care of my medical problem with the right medicine and care. I knew that if I followed his orders that I would get well.

Well, people get sick spiritually. They sin and fall away from God. The person who never studies the Bible and never obeys God is always separated from Him. But the person who studies the Bible and obeys Him is taken back by God. And God continually takes care of him.

Hebrews 2:6, "But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?"

This is a quote from King David in Psalm 8:4. David is called a man after God's own heart, meaning that he always tried to do what God wanted him to do. He loved God. The Hebrew word David used for 'man' means a pitiful, miserable man -- possibly a sick man. The word used in Hebrews 2:6 for 'visitest' means to inspect and look after.

David knew that God was always watching over him. He knew that even when he had problems that God would take care of him as long as he obeyed what God told him to do.

The difference between God and our parents, or the nurse, or the doctor is that God is always looking over us. The word in our study verse for 'mindful' is an active caring. God will never leave. He doesn't just check in from time to time. He is always there.

Until next time, keep studying your Bible. Make sure that you stay close to God. If you do, he will always take care of you. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School