This is the second in a two part series from a guest contributor. Here’s last week’s post.
As I mentioned last week, we are blessed that we can come to God just as we are and He will save and sanctify us.
We also have to accept Him as He is; the eternal, all-knowing, all-powerful Creator. Jehovah – the I Am Who I Am. (Exodus 3:14)
His character has been set for eternity past and will never change. So who is the I Am? What is God’s character?
The answer is not found in this blog post. [Editor’s note: Wait. What? Okay, that’s true.] It’s not found in any blog post, no matter how good it is or how hard the author may try. [Editor’s Note: Also true.]
The God of Abraham praise,
who reigns enthroned above;
Ancient of everlasting days,
and God of love;
Jehovah, great I AM,
by earth and heaven confessed:
I bow and bless the sacred Name
for ever blessed.
– Thomas Oliver (1770)
Blogs won’t reveal who God is. Biblical leaders, past or present, cannot show you God. Nor is God found in a church. What!?
God is evident (or should be evident) in these places. God can be glorified and His truth proclaimed in these ways. But where can you truly learn who God is?
The answer is so simple we can even ask the toddlers in Sunday school. The B-i-b-l-e. Yes, that’s the book for me. The Bible is the place to learn who God is.
“In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) The Lord characterizes Himself as the Word; He is found in His Word. Never substitute a blog or Christian ministry for personally studying Scripture.
So, Who is the Great I Am?
Let Him tell you; read His Word.