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Who Is God? 7 Important Facts about God

Note: God has called me to present the truth that he has shown me, the truth that has totally transformed my life to one of joy and peace. What each person chooses to do with this information is between him or her and God. It is not my role to judge anyone, but only to write relevant articles that are based on the Bible, God’s Holy Word. My hope is that every person who reads my articles will stop and truly evaluate his or her relationship with God.

Who among us can claim to fully know God? There are so many things that we do not understand about God. Our lack of understanding is intentional on God’s part. Realistically, anyone who declares that he or she fully knows God is fooling himself or herself. Our minds were not created to grasp the full nature of who God truly is.

Before we take a look at the different aspects of God, I would to put readers into in the right frame of mind by reminding everyone just how awesome God is. In the world we live in today, we struggle greatly, but oftentimes we forget that all we need to do is talk to God. In order to live a life that is not only pleasing to God but live a life of hope and encouragement, we can never forget who God is. He is our ONLY answer to all the struggles and pains we encounter in this world.

Fact 1: God Is a Mystery

Complete knowledge, if indeed we ever get to that place, will only be attained in heaven by those who are called the children of God. However, many clues about who God is are presented in the Bible. Only through intentionally studying God’s Holy Word on a consistent basis can we ever hope to increase our knowledge. In addition, daily prayer asking that the Holy Spirit fill us with continued knowledge and insight is also a necessity for enlightenment.

Let’s look at what we DO know about God.

Fact 2: God Is Eternal

“For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.”

Hebrews 3:4

We Do Not Understand the Concept of God’s Existence

Above all other questions I have about God, the one that stands out far above any other is “When/how did God come into existence?” I suspect many others would definitely agree with me about this question.

Notice that Hebrews 3:4 does NOT say that someone/something created God. God has always existed AND will always exist. This statement just staggers our senses. We try to look at what the phrase “always existed” means from every angle, but we do not have the capacity to grasp this concept. In our world, nothing has ever existed forever. As a matter of fact, we cannot even wrap our minds around the concept of something having existed forever. Nevertheless, I truly believe that even though God gave us minds far superior to all of his other creations, he only gives us so much knowledge and no more. A central characteristic of a true believer is faith. In other words, we believe what the Bible says because we believe that everything God tells us is true without exception.

Our mortal minds accept this basic fact: “I had a beginning and I will have an end.’ Now the end part is definitely a topic of great disagreement. Many say that when our bodies die, we no longer exist. Those who believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and that he is our Lord and Savior, believe that our bodies may die, but our souls will not die. In fact, Christians believe that we will go to Heaven and live eternally with God and Jesus. We will even get new, built-for-eternity bodies!

If humans know nothing else with certainty, we know that there was a very specific moment that we began to exist. For Christian believers, the moment we begin to exist is at the moment of conception, when we each become the tiniest of beings living in the womb of our mother. Another topic, unfortunately, that will have to wait for another day, is the whole argument about abortion and when we become a living being. Regardless of each of our opinions regarding when we begin to exist, every person knows that it occurs at a very specific time.

Man’s Foolishness and Arrogance

Referring to humanity as a whole, we have become increasingly arrogant and prideful, unwilling to just accept by faith that God is a mystery that cannot be solved by logical thinking or scientific data. Instead, many think we have to have answers to everything, including our questions about God. People may not always agree about the answer to a certain problem, but most people think they DO have an answer (or at least are on the road to having an answer).

In many cases, however, when people speak on a subject, they generally do not have all (if any of) the facts. Thus, our claims to knowledge are often just our opinions! I suspect this statement can certainly be the case regarding who God is (and even his very existence).

All we have to do is look at all the public bickering among our country’s leaders about ANY issue. We only have to look as far as the media to understand the reality that “celebrities” feel that by right of their “fame,” people should listen to them. Unfortunately, much of the population is greatly influenced by these people who use their popularity as star athletes, talk show hosts, movie stars and singers, “bachelors” or “bachelorettes”, or reality show “stars.” I can just imagine Satan cheering at our gullibility in believing the opinions of people who have not earned the credibility to speak on topics of which they know very little.

God Gave Us the Knowledge to Better Our World

Again, I believe God gave us knowledge above all other creations for a reason. Knowledge has rid the world of the horrors of the plague which killed millions of people at its peak. Knowledge allowed the invention of the first printing press. Knowledge allowed scientists to come up with cures for many diseases. Knowledge allowed us to be able to communicate by connecting wires all over the world so that we could communicate by phone, by computer, and a great number of ways.

Now we can even communicate wirelessly. I could go on and on, but the accomplishments of our world are too vast to number. Because of all of the accomplishments mankind has achieved, a large number of people truly have convinced themselves that mankind is self-sufficient, and that we do not need some supernatural being to help us out. I cannot even imagine how much more arrogant humankind would be if God had given us even more knowledge!

Countless times in the Bible we find mention of those who rebel against God. People who believe they do not have need of God or mock those who do love God are often referred to in the Bible as “fools,” “foolish” or” stupid.” Here are just a couple of the many verses regarding fools and the foolishness of man found in the Bible:

“Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools, and they exchanged the glory of immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.”

Romans 1:22-2

Many “civilized” people today would laugh at the idea of worshiping an idol of some kind. They would say this verse does not refer to modern man. But they are wrong. Today, many people worship money, success, fame or anything else that makes a person “feel good” about himself or herself. Just because today’s objects of worship are not always physical items, or people don’t chant and dance around them, doesn’t mean they are not idols. Anything that drives who you are and what you do (other than God) is an idol which you, consciously or unconsciously, worship.

The book of Matthew gives a very strong warning to those who love the “things” of this world more than God:

“Do not store up on earth treasures for yourselves, where moth and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal, But store up for yourselves the treasures in heaven, which moth and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also.

Matthew 6:19-21

“No one can serve two masters. Either you hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Matthew 6:24

Remember, these verses were written over two thousand years ago. People did not have all the “possessions,” hobbies, access to higher education, and all other things things that are attained through money. God is not saying that believers have to be poor. Actually, many of those who sincerely follow him live quite comfortably because he blesses them for their obedience. However, God is a jealous God, and NOTHING can come before him.

Unfortunately, those being referred to as “fools” or stupid only laugh at such verses. They are blinded by their arrogance, pride, and hard hearts. They believe they know everything. However, they know nothing about how to save their own lives.

What If…

I just have to shake my head at the foolishness of non-believers. Not in amusement, but in sadness. If these doubters could truly grasp just the tiniest percent of God’s power and his sovereignty, our world would be in much better shape now. The truth is, God could literally blink his eyes, and all of his earthly creations could just disappear without trace. I wonder what would happen if more people at least considered the possibility that God not only exists but has power beyond what we could ever imagine. I would think that those with “true” knowledge would consider the possibility of a WORST CASE SCENARIO, as is found in the many Biblical warnings of what will happen to non-believers.

The Worst Case Scenario: The Judgment of the Dead

True followers of Christ believe that the Bible is God’s Holy Word and that EVERY word is meant to be taken as TRUTH. Those who reject, or even water down, the message of the Bible will find this “worst case scenario” come to life:

This passage is spoken by John, one of Jesus’ most loved disciples. Instead of being executed for his faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior, as many of the other disciples and followers were, John had been exiled to the island of Patmos. During his time there he had a vision of being taken to Heaven:

“Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown in the lake of fire.”

Revelation 20:11-15

I pray daily that those who have rejected God and His Word will find their way to the truth of who God is before it is too late.

Paul Teaches about Foolishness

When I think of all the seriously intelligent people in this world who think they do not need God, I am just deeply saddened. One of my favorite Bible verses is found in 1 Corinthians 3:19: “The wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s eyes.” Honestly, I am quite thankful that I am not so “smart” that I have fooled myself into believing that I do not need God. To the contrary, I read the following verses from 1 Corinthians 1:18- 27 and understand the foolishness of thinking I am “wise:”

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God. For it is written:

‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.’

Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?,,,For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength…

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.”

1 Corinthians 1:18- 27

Paul is warning the Corinthian church regarding the consequences of divisiveness within their church regarding who should be the leader. He makes the point that it does not matter who we choose as our leaders because our true leader is Jesus, who died on a cross for us. Nothing else matters. That idea is just as valid today. Instead of being in danger of “perishing,” we should become like Paul, who said,

“My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstrations of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.”

(1 Corinthians 2:4-5)

Our dependence should be NOT be on human wisdom, but in God alone, allowing the Holy Spirit to work within us. Equally as important, our faith should not be based on what has been “proven” by mankind, but on our belief in the power and might of our awesome God.

The simple truth of the matter is that GOD IS A MYSTERY and intentionally so. It is in mankind’s best interest to just believe in him through faith. Rejecting God because the reality of who he is defies logic or science is the very definition of foolishness.

Fact 3: God Is Who He Says He Is

Moses Is Chosen to Lead the Israelites

In the book of Exodus, we learn that Moses had been chosen to lead the Israelites, God’s chosen people, out of Egypt and to the Promised Land. God comes to Moses in the form of a burning bush. Next, God reveals to Moses that he has chosen Moses to go to Pharaoh to convince him to let God’s people leave Egypt. When Moses asked God what he should tell the Israelites if they were to ask what God’s name was, God answered,

“I AM WHO I AM. And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘ The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout the generations.”

Exodus 3:14-15

I realize I am simplifying a passage that many theologians have probably studied and discussed endlessly. However, my simple mind tells me that in one way, when God says, “I AM WHO I AM,” he is just stating a basic fact: “I am God because I say I am God, and I do not have to explain myself to you.” If we read the Bible and believe everything revealed to us about God, then this statement has to be enough. God is telling us that we do not need to know everything. He is in control, he has a plan, and he will never forsake those who love him and his Son Jesus.

Actually, I prefer not being the “smartest” person around. I do not need to have logical or scientific proof of God’s existence. I have what is most important of all: FAITH and the HOLY SPIRIT OF JESUS within me. I also have a life-long testimony to all the ways God has loved me and protected me through the worst of times and the worst of my sins. I have been forgiven so very much. That is enough for me.

Fact 4: God Is the Only True God

According to God himself, he is “the LORD, the God of all mankind” (Jeremiah 32:27). This basic concept is essential to our relationship with God. If we refuse to believe that God is the Only God, then we are doomed to eternity without God. As you saw previously in the discussion of Revelation 20:11-15, you do not want to live in condemnation because you foolishly rejected who God is. Condemnation results in spending eternity in the lake of fire.

David Acknowledges that God Is the Only God

Throughout the Bible, there are many examples of people who confessed that God is the ONE and ONLY God. David, God’s chosen king of the Israelites and a man God greatly loved, wrote a song praising God for delivering him from the hands of his enemies, the Philistines, and from the hands of Saul, the king who had tried to kill David.

This chapter is awe-inspiring testament to whom God is. David makes it very clear that there is just one God when he states in 2 Samuel 22:32, “Who is God besides the Lord?” The obvious answer to David’s rhetorical question? No one.

Following is part of this chapter:

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior – from violent people you save me.”

2 Samuel 22:1-3

“In my distress I called to the LORD; I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears. The earth trembled and quaked, the foundations of the heavens shook; they trembled because he was angry. Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals out of it. He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet.”

2 Samuel 22: 7-11

“He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.”

2 Samuel 22: 17-20

God delivered David through all sorts of dangers because God “delighted” in him. God also delights in those of us who put our complete faith in him, and he will watch over us just as he did David.

I hope that you will take the time to go to your Bible and read this beautiful song of praise to God, found in 2 Samuel 22:1-51.

Moses Instructs the Israelites about the Importance of Following God’s Laws

In the book of Deuteronomy, Moses returns from his visit with God on the mountaintop. With him he brings what we call “The Ten Commandments.” They are actually God’s decrees and laws for the Israelites. When Moses says, “Learn them and be sure to follow them,” he is actually telling the people they MUST follow God’s commands (Deuteronomy 5:1). After the reading of God’s ten commandments, or laws, Moses stated,

“Hear O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

In other words, there is ONLY ONE God, and you need to take him seriously and obey his commands!

Fact 5: God Is the Creator

There is only One creator and he is God. Before we can even accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we absolutely must believe that the LORD our God is not only the ONE and TRUE God, but that he created the world. There are a mind-boggling number of religions in this world, but only a handful believe God is the ONE God and ONE creator. Even then, most of those religions who do believe in one God generally believe that Jesus was a man, even a prophet, but do not believe that Jesus is God. On the other hand, those of the Christian faith believe that Jesus is God and only through belief in him can you be saved.

Genesis 1 Describes How God Created the World

The very first book of the Bible, Genesis, begins with the creation of our world:

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty; darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the water.”

Genesis 1:1

Since God has always existed, this description has nothing to do with all of the heavenly realms in which God already existed. Genesis describes the creation of the world in which we as humans exist. We have no knowledge of the existence of any other places which God has created, other than heaven and hell.

The Order of Creation

For those who have not ever read Genesis or have not read it in years, it may come as a surprise that man was not created first. As a matter of fact, no living creatures were created until the fifth day. Here is a breakdown of creation from Day 1 through Day 6:

  1. Light was created and God separated the light from the darkness. Morning and evening came into existence.
  2. The sky was created as a “vault” between the waters above the sky and below the sky.
  3. The water under the sky gathered into separate places and dry ground appeared. Land and sea were created. Then God created seed-bearing plants and trees.
  4. The sun was created to light up the day, and the moon was created to give light at night.
  5. The first living creatures – birds and sea creatures – were created.
  6. Living creatures were created according to their kinds to live on the land. These creatures included livestock and wild animals, along with creatures that moved along the ground. And last of all, God created a man, who would be in God’s “image and likeness” and who would rule over all other living creatures.

According to Genesis 2:1, “Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array,” and then came Day 7:

And lest we forget, Genesis 2 also reminds us of the holiness of the seventh day, the day God rested:

“Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.”

Genesis 2:3

For born again believers, the seventh day is generally celebrated on Sundays. God expects all of his children to treat this day as a special day to acknowledge him as the creator of the world. It goes without saying, though, that God expects us to honor and praise him for who he is every day of the week.

Fact 6: God Is Spirit, Not Man

We are never given a description of what God looks like, but he is not a man, made of flesh and blood. He is a spirit. We do not know exactly what a spirit looks like, but a spirit does not have flesh like a man.

Jesus Became Incarnate While on Earth

According to the book of Romans,

“For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.”

Romans 8:29

Even though man is made in the image of God the Son, the Son is not a man. He is spirit, just like God the Father. He lives in Heaven with his Father. However, for a brief time in eternity, Jesus became incarnate, which means he took on flesh and assumed the human nature of a man for the thirty-three years he lived on earth.

Jesus Returns to Heaven and Is Spirit and Not Flesh

However, after Jesus ascended into heaven after spending some time with his disciples preparing them for his return to his Father, he took on his original state of spirit, not flesh. According to Hebrews 1:3, Jesus is referred to in the following manner:

“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he {Jesus} had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.”

Hebrews 1:3

Jesus Becomes Flesh So He Could Be Our Sacrifice

The reference to Jesus having “provided purification for sins” obviously refers to the fact that Jesus had to take on the body of a man so that he could be a living sacrifice for us. By being crucified on the cross, Jesus took on all the sins of all mankind. Thus, those who believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior have been cleansed of unrighteousness through the shedding of Jesus’ blood. Once Jesus made this monumental sacrifice for mankind, his job on earth was done.

Angels Are Also Spirit and Live in Heaven

All who dwell in heaven are spirits, not flesh. The only other beings referred to in the Bible as living in heaven are angels. Hebrews 1:14 describes angels as “ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation.” In other words, angels are responsible for looking after those humans who belong to Jesus. Angels are commanded by Jesus, and it also appears that they are always with Jesus. Matthew 25:31 states, “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne.”

Even when Jesus first declared to the people that he was the Son of God, the angels were watching over him. When Jesus goes into the wilderness to fast for forty days and forty nights, the devil tries to tempt him As we know, Jesus resisted all of Satan’s temptations. Jesus then tells Satan, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only'” (Matthew 4:10-11). After the devil leaves, the Bible notes that “the angels came and attended him.” In Revelations, Jesus orders different angels to dispense God’s punishments of the people. Overall, angels are God the Son’s army.

The difference between God and man in terms of physical or non-physical form is just another reminder to mankind that we are not on the same level as God. Genesis 2 describes how God created the first man:

“Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

Genesis 2:7

Then in the book of Ecclesiastes, we read a description of what happens when a person dies:

“and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.”

Ecclesiastes 12:7

Our bodies are corruptible. In other words, our bodies get old, break down and stop working as well as when we were younger. Finally, the human body dies. At the time of death, the “breath of life,” or rather, the spirit, leaves the body and returns to heaven. This spirit lives for eternity. In other words, the body cannot be alive without the “breath of life” given to it by God. This may seem like an obvious statement, but there are many who need to remember this fact. We are NOT EQUAL to God and never will be.

Fact 7: God Is All-Seeing, All-Knowing, and All-Present

When I am teaching my preschoolers in Sunday school, I like to always remind them that God and Jesus can always see them and hear what they are saying. I always point to the ceiling and say, “They can see right through this ceiling and into this room. They can hear and see everything we are doing.” I even remind them that God knows what we are thinking. Amazingly, they always shake their heads “yes” in agreement, as if there is no reason to think otherwise.

Children Accept the Concept of God’s Omnipotence

It is simple to teach children about the omnipotence of God. Most children still have enough innocence to believe whatever an adult tells them. Unfortunately, children seem to not only understand but accept this concept much better than many adults. Even among those adults who profess to be Christians, their attitudes, actions and words suggest that they have indeed forgotten that God sees all, knows all, and is everywhere. When we forget this fact, we tend to be less conscious of the consequences of sin.

“For he views the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.

Job 28:24

It is best to remember that God can see everything which happens on earth from the beginning to the end of man’s rule on earth. Those who know even the most basic facts about God know his attitude about sin. The consequences of sin are often discussed in the Bible. One of the best reminders of the power of God and the reality of judgment can be found in this verse written by Paul:

“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence but much more in my absence – continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to work for his good purpose.”

Philippians 2:12-13

Be Careful Not to Take God For Granted

Another verse which warns us not to take God for granted is in Romans. Paul is addressing the Gentiles, or rather, those believers who are not part of God’s chosen people. Paul warns Gentile believers that even though God has now allowed them to become part of his family, they can be cut off from him just like the Israelites who disobeyed God in the past. Paul uses an olive tree as an example. He states:

“You {the Gentiles} will say then, ‘branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.’ Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant but tremble. For if God did not spare the natural branches {the Israelites, God’s chosen people}, he will not spare you either.”

Romans 11:19:22

Translation: The Jewish people have rejected Jesus as the Son of God and are “out of favor ” with God right now. You, the Gentiles, believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and have found favor with God. Warning: if you do not obey God, you will also be “cut” off from God, just like God’s chosen people were. So do not be arrogant and think you are better than the Jews.

Forgetting that God is all-seeing, all- knowing and all-present is a very unwise choice to make. If we disobey him and disrespect his Holy Name, we will lose the privilege of being his children.

The Bible very clearly states,

“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must all give account.”

Hebrews 4:13

A Healthy Fear of Who God Is Makes a Difference

According to Proverbs 9:10, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” So, a little bit of “fear and trembling” in regards to one’s attitude towards the LORD God Almighty is a good thing. It keeps us on the right side of God!

It is indeed foolish to think we can hide anything from God. The following scripture reminds of that point:

God’s Children Do Not Have to Be Afraid of Him

On the other hand, for those who truly love God and desire to be obedient, God’s omnipotence should not make us afraid – as in frightened out of our wits. We do, however need to be aware of the consequences of falling from his grace. For believers, “the fear of the LORD” indicates a healthy respect that God is sovereign and almighty. God knows we are not perfect. We can and should daily confess our sins to him so that we are forgiven. God is more concerned with intentional disobedience and the sinful belief that sin can be hidden from him.

The Bible reassures us of God’s forgiveness if we pray to him:

“If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

2 Chronicles 7:14

However, as much as God loves his children and gladly forgives those who ask for forgiveness, he has no toleration for those who do evil:

“The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the earth.”

Psalms 34:16

Blessings Come to the Obedient

Because God does know everything about those who are obedient to him, we should feel great comfort knowing those who seek to do his will are going to be blessed by God. He wants to give us good things. Here is a very reassuring promise to those who strive to be the person God wants them to be:

In Luke 11:28, Jesus says, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Nowhere in the Bible does it say that we have to be perfect in order to be blessed by God. God knows that we are sinners. What matters to him is the sincerity of our hearts. We just need to keep our focus on him and pray for his help and guidance.

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

2 Chronicles 7:14

My hope is that more people will truly begin to see God for who he is. He loves his creations, but those whose who reject him and do evil will definitely see the wrath of the Living God. If people could just understand that God, as creator, has total control over all of us, whether we believe in him or not, then I think an attitude of “trembling ” before the LORD would be an excellent start to a better world.

I will be writing more specifically about the nature of God and His characteristics in future articles. Personally, mankind will never be able to fully understand God while in the world, but I can assure you that by committing yourself to daily reading and studying the Bible will teach you more than you can ever imagine. All you have to do is come to God with a willing heart and ask him for continued wisdom and knowledge regarding his Word, and God, seeing the sincerity of your heart, will continually increase that knowledge of Him. From personal experience, knowing God is the greatest blessing imaginable, at least in this world.

For a special blessing, please take time to listen to “How Great Thou Art,” sung by Carrie Underwood. It is a beautiful rendition of the song and very uplifting to the soul. Feel free to sing along! Note: if you go to Youtube, you will find “How Great Thou Art” sung by numerous other groups or individuals.

Recommended Resources

Note: This video does contain some spelling and other errors , and as an English teacher I have to make a note of errors, but I think you will enjoy being able to see the lyrics in case you want to sing along!

I am listing a few resources that may help you as you begin to intentionally study God’s Word.

There are so many awesome Christian songs and videos in this world which can bring joy, praise, thanksgiving and even encouragement. These are the songs I recommended in this article:

Bible Study Resources

I am listing a few resources that may help you as you begin to intentionally study God’s Word.

Walk Thru the Bible Ministries: Closer Walk New Testament, New International Version

This has been and continues to be my FAVORITE and MOST USEFUL study tool. Not only have I read and written in my own copy numerous times, I have given this book to many of my loved ones and friends as a gift. Actually, my personal copy has been written on so much that I am planning to purchase a new copy myself! I highly RECOMMEND this book!

Note: New copies are very hard to come by so they usually are priced high; however there are many used copies in excellent condition which are very inexpensively priced. I have never purchased a new one!

“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Philippians 1:2. This is one version of Paul’s greeting to his readers in all of his books.

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