GOD – “Who He is… and why it matters”
Boasting comes naturally to us. We boast about stuff we know… people we know… what we have… what we’ve done.
And our God knows that we’re going to be tempted to do this, so He had the prophet Jeremiah write these words:
This is what the Lord says: “The wise person should not boast in his wisdom; the strong should not boast in his strength; the wealthy should not boast in his wealth. But the one who boasts should boast in this: that he understands and knows ME—that I Am the Lord… —Jeremiah 9:23–24
But the only way we’re ever going to be able to boast about our God is if we know Him.
Really know Him.
The kind of knowing that is way beyond just facts and information. It’s the kind of knowing that experiences God. It’s a personal knowledge that God wants us to have because He knows that when we get to know Him on this level, we’ll never be the same.
So that’s what we’re going to do in this series. We’re going to the one Book where every word in it tells us about our God. We’re going to the Bible to find out Who our God is… and why this needs to matter to each and every one of us.
When it comes to power, “all” is the word to describe our God. He is all-powerful.
We want power, and we strive for power, but we’ll never come close to having—or even fully comprehending “The Power of God.”
His power wasn’t attained, it isn’t just a part of Him, and He doesn’t turn it on and off… God’s power is Who He is… 100% of the time.
ove of God.” And though we use it to describe human emotion, it pales in comparison to the reality of our God.
He doesn’t just feel love or say, love… He is love. He doesn’t grow to love or quit loving… He is love.
His love knows no limits, and it’s never conditional. And the second we are tempted to question “The Love of God,” He reminds us we need only to look to the Cross.
But “The Mercy of God” is anything but simple. It’s vast… incomprehensible… and God wants us to understand it so we can begin to change the way we see Him and interact with others.
God is love… God is merciful… God is just and so much more. But in the Bible, there is only one attribute of God that He wanted to be emphasized above the rest. Because it’s His holiness that is at the very center of who He is. It’s out of His holiness that everything else flows. And it’s only when we begin to grasp “The Holiness of God”, that we can see ourselves as we really are.
God is…love…holy…powerful…faithful…all of this and infinitely more.