If you are going to have faith in God, you need to know who He is. How do you find out?
Our universe tells us plenty about God. It speaks of order and obedience to laws, of attention to detail in even the smallest aspects. It speaks of wisdom and faithfulness.The Bible tells us that the things God has created give glory to Him (Psalm 19). They are obedient to His design and are what God intended them to be. God’s plan is to fill the earth with His glory (Numbers 14:21). Man was specially created with the ability to reflect the glory of God in his thoughts and actions. However, man was also given the ability to choose whether to be obedient or not. Jesus has been the only man who has been a true reflection of the glory of God.
Here are some things the Bible says about God:
God is the Creator: “Listen to me, my people, my chosen ones! I alone am God. I am the First; I am the Last. It was my hand that laid the foundations of the earth; the palm of my right hand spread out the heavens above; I spoke and they came into being.” (Isaiah 48:12,13)
God is the only God: “This is your wonderful thought for the day: Yahweh is God both in heaven and down here upon the earth; and there is no God other than him!” (Deuteronomy 4:39)
God has always existed: “Before the mountains were created, before the earth was formed, you are God without beginning or end.” (Psalm 90:2)
God is our Father: “And yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay and you are the Potter. We are all formed by your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8)
God expects to be worshipped exclusively: “For you must worship no other gods, but only Yahweh, for he is a God who claims absolute loyalty and exclusive devotion.” (Exodus 34:14)
God is everywhere: “Am I a God who is only in one place and cannot see what they are doing? Can anyone hide from me? Am I not everywhere in all of heaven and earth?” (Jeremiah 23:23,24)
God is constantly aware of us: “The Lord gazes down upon mankind from heaven where he lives. He has made their hearts and closely watches everything they do.” (Psalm 33:13-15)
God loves us: “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
God wants all men to be saved: “He isn’t really being slow about his promised return, even though it sometimes seems that way. But he is waiting, for the good reason that he is not willing that any should perish, and he is giving more time for sinners to repent.” (2 Peter 3:9)
God never grows weary: “Don’t you yet understand? Don’t you know by now that the everlasting God, the Creator of the farthest parts of the earth, never grows faint or weary? No one can fathom the depths of his understanding.” (Isaiah 40:28)
Article by Julie. Photography by Bradley Hook (pexels.com). Originally published February 2013.