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Who is God?
The Bible reveals there is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4), yet he reveals himself as three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Spirit (Matthew 28:19). The Christian Church uses the term “triune” (three in one) to describe this mystery.
God is not merely different in degree from us. He is unique and in a class of his own. He is completely different in his very essence. “I am God, and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:22). He is not an exalted human. God is spirit (John 4:24).
God is eternal (Psalm 90:2). There is never a time he did not exist as God. God is present everywhere (Jeremiah 23:24). God has all power (Genesis 17:1). He knows all (Psalm 139:1–4).
At first, all of those attributes might be frightening, but the fact God is so much higher than us (Isaiah 55:9) brings comfort, knowing his power to save is also far more significant than ours. A human-sized god would seem distant and could never provide the complete rescue this world needed.
Perhaps most comforting of all is God’s amazing and eternal love (Jeremiah 31:3). His nature as three persons in one God demonstrates the relational nature of God and his love in action from all eternity. “God is love” (1 John 4:8). He will never tire of loving you!
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