God’s Invisible Qualities

God’s Invisible Qualities

How can we be sure of a God whom we can’t see, and be confident of His goodness when it is equally invisible to us?

Since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.  (Rom 1:20 NIV)  The Bible says that we need to look around us at the evidence that is VISIBLE.

The touch of the Master’s hand is all around us.  We see it in the order, beauty, and dazzling variety in creation.  The great expanse of space with its billions of planets and the incredible world of the microscopic are all testimony to an “Orderer” of great creativity.  God has left his fingerprints all over his world so we can know he is here.  (Source:  www.crosswalk.com)

The evidence that there is a Creator God who is good is literally all around us.  Look at the intelligent design in all of creation—from its plants to its animals to the uniqueness of every, individual human being.

Ponder the vastness of the heavens and the inevitability of the tides, and you will glimpse the scope of God’s mighty power.  Take time to observe the beauty of creation (flowers, sunrises and sunsets, beautifully colored birds, etc.) and the multiplicity of foods that are available to human beings in order to grasp God’s great love for mankind.

God sent His Son, Jesus, to earth in the form of an infant born of a virgin. (Mt 1:18-25)  Jesus was human and visible, approachable, and loving.   He demonstrated the heart of God to us by:

  • Teaching the Good News of the Kingdom (Mt 4:23; 9:35);
  • Healing many, many people (Mt 4:24; 8:16; 9:35; 12:15; Mk 1:34; Lk 4:40; 6:19; 8:47);
  • Miraculously feeding huge groups of people (Mt 14:13-21; Mk 6:31-44; Lk 9:12-17; Joh 6:1-14 and another instance in Mt 15:32-39; Mk 8:1-9); and lastly,
  • Christ died for the ungodly. (Rom 5:6-9; Joh 3:16; 15:13; 1 Joh 3:16; 4:9-10)

God the Father has spoken to all mankind through His Son, Jesus Christ.  (See Heb 1:2-4; Col 1:15-17; 2 Cor 4:4)  Jesus is referred to in the Bible as:

“who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person . . . “  (Heb 1:3)  Jesus, while on earth, demonstrated to us all the heart of His Father and the goodness of His Father.  Thankfully, we have the written Word of God which gives us reliable testimony concerning these things.

Take time to ponder God’s beautiful qualities which Jesus so amply displayed while He was on earth.

A New Point of View

A New Point of View

Hello and welcome!  Today we’re considering a new way of beholding, observing, or regarding.

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”  (1 Sam 16:7)

In these verses, we’re reminded that God knows our hearts and regards each of us according to His unique, all-encompassing point of view.  He knows each and every one of us better than we know ourselves!

In 2 Corinthians, the writer admits that even though he used to regard Jesus from a human point of view, he does so no longer.  Why is this important?  Perhaps because the Holy Spirit was able give Paul revelation into Jesus’ identity as Messiah, Refuge, High Tower, Rock, etc., etc.  In other words, the Holy Spirit can accurately show us more than we can ever observe or learn on our own.

God sees us as we truly are—as who He created us to be; and His perception of each one of us is accurate

God’s TRUTH (His Word) says that we are:

  • God’s children (John 1:12)
  • Set free (Romans 6:18, 22)
  • Redeemed  (Luke 1:68; Gal. 3:13)
  • Accepted in the beloved (Ephesians 1:6)
  • Made strong (Acts 3:16; 2 Cor. 13:9)
  • Justified (Romans 5:1)
  • Healed (1 Peter 2:24)
  • His seed (Romans 11:1; 1 John 3:9)
  • His representatives (Matt. 28:19;John 8:31; 13:35)

Adopt a new point of view concerning yourself, and it will change EVERYTHING!  See yourself the way that God sees you, and it will revolutionize your life!