(This is part 1 of our study on ‘Who is God‘)
Over the next few weeks, we will be delving into the scriptures to find out an important question – who is God?
We spend so much time talking about God, that it is a worthwhile task to sit down and take a look at who God really is. Don’t worry, this is not going to be a boring ‘lecture’ without life application! For everything we look at I will also be studying how we can apply that knowledge to our lives – now.
So how do we find out about God? Let’s ask a more simple question first – how do we find out about a person? There are two ways – you can observe them, and you can ask about them. From observation you might learn some basic things, such as their height, hair color, what clothes they like to wear or what they might like to eat. You might even learn a bit more, but not much. To learn even more you are going to have to research, asking others about the person. From that you will learn more, but only from limited perspectives. To finally really know a person you are going to have to talk to them directly!
How does this relate to our search for who God is? The first is that though we can’t observe God directly, we can observe His works. We can look at creation. We can look at the things He has done in the past to learn something of Him – this is what is often called ‘general revelation’. Secondly, we are then going to have to investigate further! We are going to have to see what others have said of God, and even what God has said of Himself, as that is His primary method of revelation. We are going to need to delve into the scriptures! And hopefully, at the end of all that study, we can finally come to know God personally, and enter into a deeper relationship with Him.
So over the next few weeks, I want to research more of who God is. And from that I want to see not only how that can apply to our lives now, but hopefully bring us into a closer relationship with Him.
Lord God, thank you for revealing Yourself to us! Guide us in this study, teach us more about You, bring us not only to a closer knowledge of You, but to a closer relationship with You. In Jesus Name. Amen.