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The One True God is more Wonderful than our Human Reasoning could Invent

5/16/2018

A friend of mine, who is in heaven now, said, "We don't have to make up stories about how wonderful God is, because He is!" I hardily agreed with her.

The One True God, Who is found in the Jewish and Christian scriptures (the Holy Bible), is so much more incredible than our human reasoning could invent. God spoke and everything came into existence and stays in existence because of Him. God planned and all of history unfolded. God loved and the world was changed. God died and salvation came to all who wanted it. God empowered and miracles took place, and so on. How do you humanly explain these things? You can't!

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, OR WHO BECAME HIS COUNSELOR? Or WHO HAS FIRST GIVEN TO HIM THAT IT MIGHT BE PAID BACK TO HIM AGAIN? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things...Romans 11:33-36 NASB®

God's Word allows us to understand Who God is, but still His ways and thoughts are so wondrously above ours (Read 2 Timothy 3:16-17).

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," declares the LORD. "For 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 NASB®

We didn't deserve God's kindness, mercy, or love, because we were walking on a path of rebellion against Him, but He showered them upon us anyway. There was no reason for God to give us His grace/favor, because as sinners we were His enemies, deserving His wrath, but He abundantly gives us grace. We didn't love God but He loved us, and sent His Son, Jesus to die for us - so we would be saved from the punishment for our sins, receive forgiveness for those sins, and have a magnificent eternity with Him. (Read Acts 10:43, Romans 5:8-10; Ephesians 1:3; 1 John 4:10.)

And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:1-9 NASB®

Over the last four decades I have gotten to truly know and adore Jesus Christ; He is incredibly wonderful in all ways. There is no other god like Him in any other religion. He is the Creator, and if that wasn't enough, He created us to literally pour His unconditional love upon us (Read Genesis 1; Psalm 136;1-9; Jeremiah 31:3). His power is always driven by His perfect wisdom and compassion (Read book of Jonah). His abundant grace and kindness towards us extends into eternity, while human grace and kindness is uncertain even non-existent at times (Read Ephesians 2:4-7). Even though Jesus is the self-existent One who needs no one, yet He lovingly pursues a relationship with us even to the point of giving His life for us. He is the eternal sovereign Ruler of the universe, the source and sustainer of all life, yet He died for us, so we could be His now and throughout eternity. (Read Isaiah 43:10-11; Colossians 1:13-17; Revelations 1:5-8.)

No other faith has a deity like the One True God - Who literally loves and pursues us, so we can simply and incredibly be with Him. (Read Romans 8:31-39; Ephesians 3:19, 5:2.) Yet, many people worship other gods; many of these other gods are even in the form of God's creation such as an animal or human. (Read Isaiah 44:9-17; Romans 1:19-25.) Why do people worship and serve other gods? Doesn't make much sense to me, how about you?

Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: "I am the first and I am the last, and there is no God besides Me. Who is like Me? Let him proclaim and declare it; yes, let him recount it to Me in order, from the time that I established the ancient nation. And let them declare to them the things that are coming and the events that are going to take place. Do not tremble and do not be afraid; Have I not long since announced it to you and declared it? And you are My witnesses. Is there any God besides Me, or is there any other Rock? I know of none." Isaiah 44:6-8 NASB®

Do you think the One True God is worth your worship and love? He is very much worth mine!

Because of Who God is,

Gini

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