God’s Books

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

God told Moses that He kept a book—a book in which some people are included, while others are not. And some, who had been included, were blotted out. Their names were erased.

In fact, the Bible describes several different books that God keeps. David described how God had a book that recorded the events of his life: How the Lord had “taken account of my wanderings” and put his tears in a bottle: “Are they not in Your book?” (Psalm 56:8)

David also described how God knew every day of his life, beginning with his unformed substance in the womb: “In Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them” (Psalm 139:16).

In the revelation He gave to John, Jesus said, “He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels” (Revelation 3:5).

The picture of God keeping several books can provide a different perspective on our lives. We can rejoice in His forgiveness, how He removes our transgressions from us “as far as the east is from the west” (Psalm 103:12). Yet we also see how He still records our every action and every thought. He keeps an account of what we do with our resources and how we respond to our opportunities. He knows our pains and disappointments, and records all the things that hurt us.

God will evaluate our lives from the books He keeps. These books become the basis of our judgment after we die and the kinds of rewards we will receive from the Lord.

Do you wonder what God is writing in His books about you?