GOD - MINDFUL OF MAN

            GOD - MINDFUL OF MAN
                        Hebrews 2:6

INTRO: God is ever mindful of his creation. Insignificant as
man is, God still has ten­ded to all his needs. Even though
man sometimes forgets God, God still re­members his creatures.
GOD IS MINDFUL OF MAN'S:

I. PHYSICAL NEEDS 
    A. Commanded to pray for them.
        1. "... our daily bread" (Lk. 11:3).
        2. Paul prayed for physical things (Rom. -32).
        3. God provides them (Matt. -33).
    B. But - man also has his responsibilities.
        1. One who does not meet them is "worse than an
            infidel" (1 Tim. 5:8).
        2. Must labor for his bread (2 Thess. ; Eph. ).

II. SOCIAL NEEDS
    A. God created Adam in the beginning.
        1. "... not good for man to be alone" (Gen. 2:18).
        2. Man, by nature, is a social creature.
        3. So - God provided social order.
    B. Man's responsibility to his neighbor.
        1. The "'golden rule" (Lk. ).
        2. Be concerned for one another (Phil. 2:4).
        3. We are indeed "our brother's keeper."

III. SPIRITUAL NEEDS
    A. Man created in the image of God (Gen. 1:26-27).
        1. God is spirit; therefore man possesses a spirit (Gen. 2:7).
        2. Man then, is more than "wholly mortal."
    B. Man fell from his sinless state.
        1. Sin now introduced into the world (Rom. ).
        2. God then promised a Savior (Gen. 3:15; Matt. ).
        3. Saved us "while we were sinners" ( Rom. 5:8).
    C. Gospel given to save man.
        1. God's only power to save (Rom. ; 1 Cor. ).
        2. Powerful today as it ever was (1 Pet. -25).
    D. Scriptures given to guide man.
        1. Make one "wise unto salvation" (2 Tim. ).
        2. "Completely furnishes us" (1 Tim. -17).
        3. Man cannot safely guide himself(Jer. ; Matt. 15:9).

IV. ETERNAL NEEDS
    A. Man will live eternally.
        1. Not physically speaking (Heb. ; Eccl. 9:5).
        2. But spiritually - somewhere he will live (Rev. 21:4; Lk. ).
    B. God has made provision.
        1. Heaven a "prepared place for a prepared people"
            (Matt. 25:34; Heb. ).
        2. Man will want for nothing there - God has provided
            (Rev.2l:21-27)!

CONCLUSION: God has made provision for you in every
aspect of your existence - he has been "mindful of you." Since
he has been mindful of you, surely you need to be mindful of
him, and obey his will today.