God Revealed…If We Bother To Look
“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.” – Hebrews 1:1-3a
How would you describe God?
People say a lot of things about God. Various groups describe God in any number of ways. Some say…
- God is distant and uninvolved in our daily lives.
- God is vengeful.
- God is love.
- God just wants us all to be happy.
- God is one…or two…or three…or there are dozens of gods.
In the end, though, it really doesn’t matter what or who people say God is. It matters what God says. After all, who better to tell us about God, than God?
Thankfully, God hasn’t left us in the dark. He has revealed Himself.
He reveals Himself in His Word. The Bible is filled with Spirit-breathed words (2 Tim. 3:16) of the prophets, the apostles, and Jesus, Himself.
While those outside the church fumble around in the darkness to answer the question of who God is, we in the church should be able to give the answer. Not just AN answer, but THE answer as revealed by God Himself in His Word.
Sadly, even many in the church can’t truly answer the question. They are satisfied to come up with an idea of God from their own minds, maybe using a favorite verse or two, while their Bible lays untouched day after the day.
Thankfully, we do not need to remain in the dark.
God has given us the light of His Word. During this season of Epiphany (where we celebrate the revelation of Jesus), if you don’t already, I encourage you to start reading the Bible every day. Start with one of the Gospels, maybe Mark or Luke, and explore who God says He is.
In His Word, you will not only find information about God but encounter God, Himself, as His Word is active and living (Heb 4:12).
You say that man doesn’t live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Create in me a hunger for Your Word that I would long to read Your Word every day and come to know You more and more.
In Christ’s Service,