Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Thoughts - Who is God?

Pharaoh once said, "Who is the Lord that I should listen to him?" What a question! I think many around us today would ask the same question. This is a challenging question to attempt to answer. The fact is that it is difficult for our limited minds to grasp hold of the limitless, eternal, omnipotent God!

The Bible promises one day everything about God and his character will be made perfectly clear to us (1 Cor 13:12) BUT until then we can find out everything about him in his word 'The Holy Bible'.

There in his word we discover the following:

1. God is ALL-knowing, EVER present and ALL-Powerful.
The creator of the universe knows every detail of his creation (Matt 10: 29-31)

2. God is Holy.
His holiness merits our worship (Rev 15:2-4)

3. God is Loving and Just. This is amazing but his justice is tempered by his love. (2Peter 3:3-9)

4. God is Personal.
This sets him apart from the so-called 'gods' of other religions (Acts17:22-31)

5. God is in Control. Even when things around us seem in chaos, he is in control! (Rom 11:33-36)

6. The God of the Bible is the One True God.
Only HE is worthy of our worship and devotion (1 Cor 8:4-6)

I could go on and on...... As we continue to dig into God's word there is so much more for us to discover about who God is... My comments above is just the start over the amazing revelation to us of how AMAZING and ALMIGHTY he truly is.

However, what is equally amazing to me is that ALMIGHTY God came to this world at Christmas time in the person of JESUS CHRIST so that the world might know who God is. Jesus said, 'if you have seen me you have seen the father'. We will get to know God by knowing the son. Christmas points us again to a saviour sent for us to take away our sin and a God who wants a relationship with us all mankind. TOTALLY AMAZING!!

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