Who is God? What Does He Mean to Me?
The bible says that God created the heavens, the earth, and everything else. God was in existence before anything was created. He spoke the heavens into being and breathed the stars into existence. God laid the foundations of the earth and prescribed the dimensions. He makes no mistakes.
God created me. He gives breath and life to everyone on this earth. God created order not chaos.
Everything in heaven and on earth belongs to him—what we can see, what we can’t see, thrones, kingdoms, rulers, authorities of the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him.
(Job 38:4-7, Psalm 33:6, Isaiah 42:5, Isaiah 45:18, Genesis 1:1, Genesis 14:19, Colossians 1:16-17)
What does it mean to me? God is the Creator. I am created. Everything else is created. I belong to God. So does everything else. Everything I consider mine actually belongs to God. Everything I do concerns him.
Acts 14.15 tells me to turn away from the worthless things I tend to focus on—turn away from the accumulation of power, prestige, and things—and turn to God, the Creator
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The Word already existed in the beginning. Everything was created through him. (John 1:1-3)
“He wore a robed dipped in blood, and his title was the Word of God.” Revelation 19.13 ESV
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. This is when Jesus Christ came. (John 1.14)
Although he was God, Jesus didn’t cling to his deity. It was his mission to humble himself, to become mortal, and to identify with his creation. (Philippians 2:6) In this way, having led a perfect, sinless life, he became the blood sacrifice for our sin.
(John 5:18, John 10.33)
Because God himself became the sacrifice for my sin, I am free of guilt and free from the accusations of Satan. I’m free to live for the One True God.
The Light of the World
Jesus told the people he is the light of the world. Following Jesus means walking in the light not wandering in darkness.
No one who follows Jesus stumbles around in the darkness. Regardless of the circumstances, those who love God walk in the sun.
Think of the first days of spring, the sun shines, nature produces new life, we leave the dark, gloomy months behind. This is a glimpse of the joy felt at meeting Jesus.
In God’s kingdom, we won’t need the sun or the moon because the Lord will be our everlasting light.
(John 8:12, Psalm 27:1, Malachi 4:2, Psalm 84:11a, Isaiah 60:19-20, John 1:4)
“I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.” John 12.46 ESV
I know this is true because of God's true word--the Bible.
The Bible is the Christians handbook. It is, in reality, 66 books written by 40 different men living on 3 continents. It was written in 3 languages, in a time span of 1600 years. Incredibly, there is one common theme that runs through all of it, from Genesis to Revelation. Read more
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