Today’s thought “Bible Truth: Who is God?” (October 22)

Jesus said in John 17:3 that knowing God (and Jesus whom he sent) is the key to obtaining eternal life. So it’s important that we investigate who He is.

The Bible reveals God to us as well as telling us how he wants us to live our lives. So what does it say about him?

  • God created the world (Genesis 1, Job 38-41).
  • He is immortal and lives in heaven (1 Timothy 6:16, Matthew 6:9).
  • God has angels that do His work (Hebrews 1:13-14).
  • He tells people about Himself and His plans through His book, the Bible.
  • He tells us we can know about him from the wonders he has made.

These facts are not all we learn about him. His character is described in detail in the Bible. It says in Exodus 34 that God is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness (v6). God is also fair and just and does not overlook sin (v7). However, He also offers forgiveness to all people who change their lives to seek Him (Ezekiel 18:21-23)

God has demonstrated his perfect character to people through the ages. God rescued His people, Israel, from being slaves in Egypt. He provided food and water and protection against their enemies. When they made idols and rejected the leader God had chosen, God punished them. However, when they turned to Him, God forgave them and protected them once again. God offers us the same compassion, love and protection if we choose to follow Him (Psalm 103:8-19).

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