Who is God?
Nov. 11, 2014
by Pastor Al Jones, New Life Assembly of God Church, Cokato

There is no other question more important to us than who God really is.

Mankind has spent thousands of years trying to come to a conclusion on his own, but never succeeded. It is because the answer to this question cannot be found in man. It has to be found in the relationship that we have with God.

We need to have a living relationship with God before we can become confident in who He is. Here are two things that can help us understand who our Heavenly Father is.

First of all, God is our Creator. This one point keeps many from understanding Him. We have to come to the realization that who we are and what we know are based on who we were designed to be.

In Genesis 1, God said: “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness.” There is no greater compliment than to be a representation of someone’s likeness. In many parks around our country, monuments have been set up to honor those of great importance.

We have been created as a living monument to the image of God Himself. He loves us so much that He is willing to invest Himself in our very being.

Secondly, God is our Provider. It does not matter how large or small the need is, we can know God truly cares about every need we may have. In Matthew 6, Jesus exhorts us by saying: “For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.”

The heart of God knows our desires and nothing is too big or too small for His attention. At this time of year, we reflect on the abundance of the Lord’s blessing, and how much we really need His provision.

Even though it is helpful to remember these qualities about God and His nature, if we really want to know who God is, we must go to Jesus to find the answer. Remember what Jesus told Philip in John 14:9: “Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father?’”

It is through Jesus that we have our answer to the question first posed. With all that Jesus taught as He lived on this earth, one of His main goals was to reveal the Father. In doing so, He also opened up the way for us to have that living relationship, so we would never again have to ask the question, “Who is God?”

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