THE FORM OF GOD
Jesse M. Hendley
Friends, if you have your Bibles, turn with me,
please, to Psalm 17:15. Today we are considering one
of the most interesting and one of the most important
studies in the Bible: THE FORM OF GOD. Does God have a
form, a shape? What kind of form does God have? What
kind of shape does God have?
In the Gospel of John (4:24) Jesus says, "God is a
Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in
spirit and in truth." But we cannot take one passage
of the Bible and interpret it apart from the whole of
Bible teaching. Text---Psalm 17:15
Let's look now at the text, Psalm 17:15. "As for me, I
will behold Thy face in righteousness. I shall be
satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness." The
Psalmist is talking to God. He speaks about the Lord's
FACE and the Lord's LIKENESS.
The verse begins, "As for me." Let's go back a few
verses, where he contrasts the wicked with the
righteous. Verse 8: "Keep me . .. hide me ... from the
wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies who
compass me about. They are enclosed in their own fat.
With their mouth they speak proudly." Verse 12: "Like
as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a
young lion lurking in secret places. Arise, O Lord,
disappoint him, cast him down; deliver my soul from
the wicked, which is Thy sword; from men which are Thy
hand, O lord, from men of the world, which have their
portion in this life and whose belly Thou fillest with
Thy hid treasure. They are full of children and leave
their substance to their babes. As for me [in contrast
to the wicked], I will behold Thy face in
righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake,
with Thy likeness."
The Worldly Man
Notice, he says, "the man of the world," the wicked
man who oppresses other people as he tries to get
forward. He stomps on other people while climbing up
the ladder of success. This is so like the world
today, is ...
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