Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Our Daily Bread.....

Creating Our Own God....

That they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. —John 17:3

I’ve built a bathroom. I’ve wired an addition to my house. I’ve finished an entire basement. I enjoy do-it-yourself projects—as long as there’s a good hardware store nearby.

But some people take this do-it-yourself thing too far. They create their own God. A report in Newsweek magazine said a youth pastor asked his teens who they think God is. One said He was like his grandfather: “He’s there, but I never see him.” Another suggested He is “an evil being who wants to punish me all the time.” The last teen concluded that everyone is right because that’s what they really believe.

Do we decide who God is by taking a poll? Is He a being we can make up as we go along? This create-your-own-deity idea is increasingly popular today. And it is extremely dangerous. It robs us of knowing who our heavenly Father really is—as Scripture describes Him. He is, after all, the One “who made heaven and earth” (Ps. 146:6) and “the only true God” (John 17:3).

One historical confession of faith says: “God is a spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, and truth.” Examine the Scriptures. Find out who God really is and establish a relationship through Jesus. Then trust and obey the one true God.

The gods of this world are empty and vain,
They cannot give peace to one’s heart;
The living and true One deserves all our love—
From Him may we never depart. —D. De Haan

The infinite God cannot be measured by finite man.


cheryl said...

"The infinite God cannot be measured by finite man."

Isn't that the truth?? And man is constantly trying to improve on what has already been written.

So thankful that HE ALONE makes Himself known to those who call on Him in when we finally see ourselves as HE see's us. Tis amazing that HE saved a wretch like me!

love you!!

Kris said...

This is a powerful lesson...and truly meaningful to what I've been contemplating this week. Your timing for this post was impecable (yes, a God thing!)

If only we creatures would take that time to "Examine the Scriptures" and see the truth for ourselves. So often we do just want to make God the way we want Him to work for us and "pooh pooh" what His Word says about this or that...calling it old fashion and whatnot. He truly is eternal and unchangeable, and for heaven's sake-not 'emerging' or wanting to be worshipped in such away in the churches of today!

From Him may we NEVER depart...the TRUE Him.