God Is Crazy about You!
The Biblical God is just a little different. He isn’t crazy about anyone, because He isn’t crazy. He is very sober, and sees the truth. Most folks don’t care to find out too much about this God, because He is somewhat frightening.
Some folks just think that they are the apple of God’s eye! They love the idea of God thinking beautiful thoughts about them, smiling on them, and making His day revolve around His touching love and delight in them. They want to think that their God is totally in love with them, and is so pleased that He will make His universe revolve around them with pleasures evermore.
First, He never has been a touchy-feely being. Even the speaker in Jeremiah 20 temporarily quit because he was so upset at his mistreatment. Yehovah did not give him one word of comfort, but waited for him to get back to work.
Jeremiah 20:7 Yehovah, Thou deceived me, and I was deceived! Thou art stronger than I, and prevailed! I am in derision daily. Every one mocks me. 8For since I spoke, I shouted—I shouted, “Violence!” and “Spoil!” For the word of Yehovah was made a reproach unto me, and a daily derision. 9Then I said, “I will not make mention of Him or speak any more in His Name!” But He was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones. And I was weary with forbearing; and I could not.
Some folks think that ‘Jesus’ is different from God the Father, and their ‘Jesuses’ are different. Many folks have different ‘Jesuses’ that don’t match the Bible, and are considered rollers (little excrements, referring to idols) in Ezekiel. The Biblical ‘Jesus’ (Yeshua) was not so mild as folks like to see him (especially when they represent Him at Christmas):
Matthew 12:34 “Generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks!”
Yeshua wasn’t inviting folks to a modern revival when He said,
Luke 9:23 And He said to them all, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily, and follow me!”
The cross was a terribly painful execution tool. A person who took it up would be carrying a potential means of his own terrible death.
Yeshua defined what loving Him meant:
John 14:21 “He that has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me!”
This love is in the form of having and keeping commandments, not sentimentalism.
Few folks can rightly identify the first of the Ten Commandments. They certainly don’t have or keep them. (The first is, “I am Yehovah thy Gods Who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.”)
The Bible has much to say about fury:
Isaiah 34:2 For the indignation of Yehovah is upon all races, and His fury is upon all their armies! He has utterly destroyed them! He has delivered them to the slaughter!
That doesn’t sound like a sweet, touchy-feely god. If you think that the Biblical Yeshua holds a different response than Yehovah, He stated,
John 10:30 The Father and I are one.
Arrogant folks like to make gods that are so pleased with them! (Only an arrogant person would make a god in the first place.) Yehovah does delight in some things and some persons:
Deuteronomy 10:15 Only Yehovah had a delight in thy fathers to love them. And He chose their seed after them—you above all peoples, as this day.
This refers to the fathers of the Israelis, Avraham, Isaac and Jacob.
1 Kings 10:9 Yehovah thy God is blessed Who delighted in thee to set thee on the throne of Israel. Because Yehovah loved Israel forever, therefore He made thee king to do justice and righteousness.
This refers to King Solomon.
Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is abomination to Yehovah, but a righteous weight is His delight.
Yehovah delights in right weights and measures!
Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips are abomination to Yehovah, but doers of faith are His delight.
Folks who do faith (not just claim it) are His delight. The faith must not be in falsehood (like idols).
Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Yehovah, but the prayer of straight-ones is His delight.
The prayer of folks who are straight (not crooked) who pray (in a group, since prayer is singular and straight-ones is plural) is Yehovah’s delight.
Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant whom I uphold—mine elect, my soul delights! I have put my spirit upon him! He shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
Is this referring to Messiah Yeshua, or to Israel?
Isaiah 62:4 Thou [Jerusalem/Mount Zion] shalt no more be termed Forsaken, and thy land shall not any more be termed Desolate. But thou shalt be called My-Delight-In-Her [Hephzibah], and thy land Married [Beulah]. For Yehovah delights in thee, and thy land shall be married!
Jeremiah 9:24 “But him who glories shall glory in this: that he understands and knows me, that I am Yehovah Who exercises Grace, justice and righteousness in the land! For I delight in these things!” saith Yehovah.
Anyone who therefore does Biblically defined and described Grace, justice and righteousness will be a delight to Yehovah. Most folks have no idea what all these things are, nor even how to define or describe them!
Is God crazy about you? Does He even know you?
Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, “Lord! Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name, and have cast out devils in Thy name, and done many wonderful works in Thy name?” 23And then I will profess unto them, “I never knew you! Depart from me, ye that work iniquity!”
These folks did many miraculous things in Yeshua’s name! That doesn’t mean that Yeshua knew them, but rather that His name is very powerful!
What great miracles have you done? Even a dozen great miracles doesn’t mean that the Biblical God knows you!
One text describes how folks are sent to the Lake of Fire and Sulfur just for failing to help Messiah’s Brethren:
Matthew 25:41 Then He shall say also unto them on the left hand, “Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels! 42For I was hungry, and ye gave me no food! I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink! 43I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye clothed me not; sick and in prison, and ye visited me not!” 44Then shall they also answer him, saying, “Lord, when did we see thee hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?” 45Then He shall answer them, saying, “Faith, I say unto you: inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me!” 46And these shall go away into everlasting punishment!
You probably don’t even know who these Brethren are, and you probably think this text refers to being kind to the poor. (The Brethren are the Israelis.)
Do you still think that God is crazy about you? If so, you’re crazy, and you will experience His ‘crazy’ fury (unless you believe Him literally).