The God We Worship
The God We Worship- The One True God
Our society has adopted a heavily relaxed view of who God truly is. Society has a longing for fulfillment and comfort that is not being satisfied by the billions of earthly things being violently thrown into their lives. The only One who can truly satisfy their emptiness and bring them unending and unfailing comfort is the Lord, and thus, these titles are given to Him- Comforter, Father, Stronghold, Daddy, Abba
Psalm 68:5 says, “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows is God in His holy dwelling.” Matthew 23:9 says, “And call no man your father on Earth, for you have One Father, who is in Heaven.” While all of this is true, this view has been taken to an extreme by leaving out the other aspects of God. The respect and reverence of the greatness and sovereignty of God has been diminished with such a relaxed view of Who He is, but what we must realize is that when we view God with the reverence and honor that He deserves, the qualities of friendship and fatherhood become greatly intensified. God is “Yahweh” and “Almighty.” He is the “I AM.” Exodus 3:14 says, “God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” Moses understood the power of the Lord. He feared Him and regarded Him as the most High. HE IS. If we go back to the Old Testament days, we will be reminded of the Holy of Holies. This was an inner dwelling of the presence of the Lord and only the high priest could enter in once a year. The presence of the Lord dwelt behind the veil in the third section of the temple. It was where the Arc of the Covenant resided. Habakkuk 1:13 says, “The picture of the veil was that of a barrier between man and God, showing man that the holiness of God could not be trifled with. God’s eyes are too pure to look on evil and He can tolerate no sin.” Hebrews speaks of this same subject in 9:7 where it says, “But only the high priest entered the inner room, and that only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance.” The Lord was regarded with the upmost reverence. He is the same today as He was yesterday and He will be the same for the rest of eternity. He deserves the same reverence today as He did two thousand+ years ago. Hebrews 6:19-20 says, “We can now boldly enter into God’s presence, “the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf.” We can boldly enter into the presence of the Lord because the blood of Jesus has reconciled us to Him, however, we must approach Him with the same reverence as did the high priest in the Holy of Holies. He is our Father. He is our Daddy. He is our Comforter. However, He is also the ‘I AM.’ He is the CREATOR of the universe. He is Sovereign. He is mighty. He is OUR God. Now, how do you live that?
Devotion by Kensley Moore