The Hand of God
The references to God’s Hand in the Bible are a great study. Throughout the Word of God, allusions to the power, mercy and strength of the Lord’s hand occur in great numbers.
Here are a few you can apply to your own personal study..
1. The Mighty Hand of God.
Deuteronomy 3:24 "O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might?"
Isaiah 40:10 “Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him”
Not only is He a God who Possesses all power and strength, but our God gives of that power and strength to his people.
Psalm 68:35 "O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God."
2. The Right Hand of God.
Mark 16:19 "So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God."
Matthew 25:34 "Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:"
Acts 7:55 "But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,"
3. The Covering Hand of God.
Isaiah 51:16 "And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people."
Psalm 139:5 "Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me."
4. God's Hand of Instruction.
Job 27:11 "I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal."
Revelation 7:17 "For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes."
Hebrews 12:6 "For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth"
5. The Good Hand of God.
Nehemiah 2:8 "And a letter unto Asaph the keeper of the king's forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the palace which appertained to the house, and for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall enter into. And the king granted me, according to the good hand of my God upon me."
6. The Preserving Hand of God.
Ezra 8:31 "Then we departed from the river of Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go unto Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy, and of such as lay in wait by the way."
Psalm 121:5 "The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand."
Daniel 5:23 "...and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways...."
7. The Leading Hand of God.
Psalm 95:7 "For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today if ye will hear his voice,"
Psalm 139:10 "Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me."
8. The Interceding Hand of God.
Hebrews 7:25 "Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them."
Hebrews 4:16 "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Spencer Close, Bus Director, Sharon Baptist Church
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