by Eddie Snipes

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How the Bible Describes God (3 of 10)
Eddie Snipes
John 4:23-24, Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Psalm 109:26-28, Isaiah 44:6, 48:16-17, Jeremiah 17:9, Matthew 12:34, 15:18, 22:37-40, Luke 6:5, John 4:23-24, Romans 4:1-4, 12:14, 2 John 1:9-11

How does the Bible describe God? The first truth taught in scripture is that God is not to be compare to any likeness on the earth. In Exodus 20, God commanded that the people were not to create any image with the likeness of anything that is in heaven. Why? When man creates a god, he exalts it to becomes his god. In the heart of man is a need to worship. When we exalt something, we worship it. The only way to successfully worship God is to keep a sense of awe about Him. When we compare something to God, even if we have good intentions, God is diminished. If nothing seen can be compared to God and we say 'God is like...', then we have brought God down to the image we have created in our mind. Once God is inside the box, we are no longer worshipping the true and living God.

The Bible is very careful in how God is identified. God is never really described, only attributes are described. 'Our God is a mighty Warrior' describes the attribute that God conquers. 'He Covers us with His feathers' describes God's protection and because we can see a hen protecting her brood from danger in nature, we can get a glimpse of how God protects us. 'Our God is a consuming fire' depicts God's holiness and that anything that does not withstand His judgement will not remain. 'God is light' describes God's truth and how we can see only if we are walking in it. There are many other attributes described. None of these describe God, but they all describe attributes of God. One thing the Bible does make clear is that God is not a man and God is Spirit. Look at John 4

23 "But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 "God is Spirit, and those wh ...

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