Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Lisa: There is only one God.
Joe: Huh? But the Bible says that God is three: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
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 1 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.
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.
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. He is a Spirit, and He seeks such to worship Him in spirit and truth (John 4:24). I don’t like discussing topics like 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 awesome, 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).