Devotion: God is God

Psalm 19:7 AMPC “The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the [whole] person; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.”

The law of the Lord is perfect, and the testimony of the Lord is sure. The Bible begins with the words, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” No explanation is given for where God came from, and we are not told anything about Him in the opening chapter. We are expected to believe based on the fact that He is God.

Job 38:1-14 TLV “Then Adonai answered Job out of the whirlwind. He said: “Who is this, who darkens counsel with words without knowledge? Now gird up your loins like a man; I will question you, and you will inform Me! “Where were you when I laid the foundations of earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who set its dimensions—if you know— or who stretched a line over it? On what were its foundations set,  or who laid its cornerstone— when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? “And who shut up the sea behind doors  when it burst forth from the womb, when I made a cloud its garment and thick darkness its swaddling cloth, 10 when I prescribed my boundary for it, and set bars and gates, 11 when I said, ‘This far you may come, but no further; here your majestic waves will stop.’ 12 “Have you ever in your life commanded the morning,  or caused dawn to know its place; 13 that it would take hold of the corners of the earth and shake the wicked out of it? 14 It changes shape like clay under a seal— they stand out like those of a garment.”

That is just a portion of God’s response to Job and His friends. I imagine they all felt very small at that moment, as we all should when we read about who God is. God’s ways are past finding out, and His thoughts are not our thoughts, and His ways are not our ways, yet we like to use our finite minds to say what God should do. We bring railing accusations against God after natural disasters, we accuse God of being unjust, and I’m not talking about the world; I’m talking about those of us who claim the title, Christian.

Paul said in Romans 9:20-21 TLV “But who in the world are you, O man, who talks back to God? Will what is formed say to the one who formed it, “Why did you make me like this?” 21 Does the potter have no right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honor and another for common use?” For some reason, words like that are disturbing to some Christians, yet God is God, and we are all sinners, completely undeserving of grace. We all speak of God’s grace and mercy – yet when it comes to verses like these, we can tend to have a problem with God.

The fact of the matter is, there are things about God that we will never understand, ways He operates that we cannot comprehend. There are things in the Bible that will not make sense; after all, Paul wrote that the natural mind does not understand the things of God. Believers should not use an apologetic method that puts the Scripture on the back burner. Unless people hear the gospel, they will not be converted.

There is a trend in the Church; doubt is considered cool, Scripture can be questioned, and by all means, accept other ways to God – Damnable all of it. Doubt is against faith, we have no right to question God’s Word, and Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

God is God, and His Word is true. The defense of our faith is found in that Word. “Yeshua performed many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book. 31 But these things have been written so that you may believe that Yeshua is Mashiach Ben-Elohim, and that by believing you may have life in His name.” – John 20:30-31 TLV.

It’s time for us to present our faith from the Scriptures. It’s time for us to stand boldly for the truth of Scripture. We are not to bend to the ever-changing culture. The law of the Lord is perfect, and the testimony of the Lord is sure. The Word converts the soul – the gospel message, not a cool presentation, not scientific evidence, clever anecdotes, or your personal testimony.

Romans 1:16-17 TLV “For I am not ashamed of the Good News, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who trusts—to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 In it the righteousness of God is revealed, from trust to trust. As it is written, “But the righteous shall live by emunah.”

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