Tuesday, October 21, 2008

What's God like?


Once you understand and believe that there is a God, you have to learn about him. Who is he? What is he like? The Scriptures are a great source, as well as just the world around us. First, let's look at Scripture:

"Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps
covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments,
to a thousand generations," Deuteronomy 7:9

"Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never
forsaken those who seek you." Psalm 9:10

"Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the
skies." Psalm 36:5

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and
to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9

Those are only a FEW of the thousands of verses in the Bible that explain God's love and faithfulness to fulfill his promises.

Next, look around you. There's a mother helping and encouraging her child to take his first steps. There's an old man being helped up the stairs by his granddaughter. There's a church where, if you step inside, you may find a prayer meeting, where believers wrap their arms around each other and pray for one another. That's God's love displayed through a human being. But God demonstrates his love to you directly as well. He allows you to have food on your table, money in your pocket, people who love you. Perhaps you don't have an ample amount of food, clothing, money, or people who love you. What love has God shown you? Well, first of all, HE loves you. He created you and gave you life and breath and everything that you are able to do and think about. You are his workmanship. This is a wonderful gift, don't you agree? God's love is the best thing that anybody could ever have! Ever. What else has he given you? He's given you his promise to be faithful and just to forgive your sins. If you will only believe.

If you believe this, then you are ready to hear about the saving grace of God and the free gift of salvation to anyone who will believe.


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