Bible Activity/Discussion

Who is God?

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

Deuteronomy 6:4

Lisa: There is only one God.

Joe: Huh? But the Bible says that God is three: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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When I was little, I couldn’t comprehend the nature of God until I started to read the Bible the book in which God reveals Himself to us. The number one is very important when talking about God’s oneness (1 Corinthians 8:6). Just as there’s one human race, the Bible teaches that there is only one God (John 10:30).

Throughout the scriptures, we’ve seen God appear in the form of attributes. We’ve read about Him rescuing His people from bondage and famines. We’ve read about His awesome indescribable love for us, sending Angels to guide, and providing the ULTIMATE sacrifice for our sins. Yet, we come away without fully understanding God. He is the great “I AM” and this scripture sums up His all-mighty and powerful nature:

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.

“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 55:8-9

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Here’s the thing I gathered from this scripture: There is a reason why God’s ways and thoughts are HIGHER than ours. We’re puny unworthy mortals compared to Him and if we could get on the same level as our Creator, then we’ll make ourselves equal to Him, and He wouldn’t be worth worshiping. A few years ago, a friend posed the question: Wouldn’t you like to know EVERYTHING? Back then, my simple reply was no, hers was yes, and she veered into so many reasons why. Now, I am able to say that I don’t have to comprehend everything, just enough of what God wants me to know.

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Our job isn’t to fully understand God, but to trust Him and to know Him and it’s not impossible to get to know Him. I don’t like discussing topics as these, for we tend to downsize God to our limitations. So don’t take my word for it. If you want to discover the true God, crack open the Bible and get to know Him for He reveals Himself in the Holy Scriptures.

I’ll just leave a few things I’ve learned about God while reading/studying the Word:

^ God is the Creator of the universe and all that is in it; He’s not just “some deity” that created the world for fun for He put a lot of detail into it (Genesis 1).

^ Although powerfully great, He is very much approachable (Hebrews 4:16).

^ God is the very essence of love (1 John 4:8; 19-21).

^ God will ultimately hold us accountable for He knows EXACTLY what we do (2 Corinthians 5:9-10).

^ It is better to fear God rather than man (Matthew 10:28).

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In the comment section below, leave your favorite scripture or story from the Bible about our awesome amazing Creator!

COMING SOON: Who is Jesus Christ?

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24 thoughts on “Who is God?”

  1. My favorite story in the Bible is in Numbers, Balaam’s donkey, where Balaam is going to find the Israelites and curse them, and his donkey sees the Angel of the Lord and runs into a field. Balaam beats the donkey and the donkey talks to him. God can do anything. With anyone.

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    1. I know what you mean. When I was just being introduced to the Bible as a child, my favorite story was King Solomon’s wisdom and that story stuck with me until now. I love so many stories! Thank you for sharing and may God continue to bless you, me dearest!

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  2. There’s so many! But I’ll choose the first one that came to mind. Joseph, who was sold into slavery by his own brothers. Falsely accused, and thrown into prison. Despite all of this, God’s favor reigns, and he becomes second in power to Pharaoh only. He forgives his brothers, even after all they’ve done, and provides their needs. A beautiful image of Jesus, forgiveness, and how God can work out evil for good; even salvation.

    “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.”
    Genesis 50:20 ESV

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  3. I love your explanation of Who is God in this post. I agree that the best way we can know and understand God is by consciously studying the Bible. I’ve been doing that for a few years now and with a lot of reflection (thanks to my study bible), I’ve been able to understand so much more. Just as you said, we can never fully understand God, but that’s okay. I’m happy to know as much as I can about God that he will allow.

    Currently, my favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11-13 (“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”)

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    1. That’s very wonderful, Crystal! When we study the Word, we get to understand our Creator much better especially His purpose for us. I love spending time with Him. Same! 🙂

      I love that scripture! It’s one of the most beautiful and comforting ones! Thank you for sharing and may God continue to bless you.

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  4. I think, at least for today, my favorite biblical account is Daniel, the whole book. God’s sovereignty over the whole course of human history is revealed in that book. As well as the his faithfulness to His people.
    I think, in the New Testament, it would have to be Daniel’s “kissing cousin”, the Book of Revelation.

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