Throughout human history, there has been an ongoing debate about who God is, and whether or not He exists. For centuries, men and women have discussed God in the context of belief or disbelief. Even in today’s world there are various arguments and discussions as to the proof of God and His role within this world. Who is God? What does God want from you and I as we live in this life? Let’s look at this through God’s word so that we can see just who God is:
1. God is the creator –
One of the most notable scriptures is that of Genesis 1:1 which says, “In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth.” First we see, that God was and is a creator. God created both the Heavens and the Earth. From the beginning of time and existence, God created. In fact, God created the very essence of time and he even preexisted before time as we know it was formed. John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” This means, that God existed before everything else, and even at the beginning He created. God is a creator and the original inventor of life. If you look further through the book of Genesis (Chapter 1) you will see that God created the animals, plant life, the sun, the moon, and the first two human beings which were male and female. It is the genius of God that created order and life itself.
2. God is love –
Just about every human being desires to know what true love is. Some seek it in relationships, others seek love in the form of activity or even self-fulfilling pleasures. Love from the stand-point of the world is usually rooted in fulfilling one’s need for closeness and affection. However, God is the masterful example of what love is. Another notable verse and perhaps most quoted verse is John 3:16 which says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him, shall not perish but have everlasting life.” God loved you and I so much, that he gave His son Jesus Christ, as a sacrifice in order to break the chain of our sinful nature. Believe it or not, we were all born into sin upon coming into this world. It was because of the sin which was introduced into the world by Adam & Eve’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden, that we were all born sinful. However, God’s alternate plan for humanity was to provide a sacrifice on our behalf. Jesus Christ shed his blood, died and rose again so that you could have everlasting life. It was God’s love for you, that prompted the need for a sacrifice in Jesus Christ. God’s love goes beyond who you are or what you have done. He loves you and will always love you even when your life on Earth is complete.
3. God is Holy –
The word “holy” is defined by Dictionary.com as the following:
God is holy because His very presence and power, demands credence, obedience, and exaltation. There were many great leaders who have held esteemed positions. Many have impacted history based on the role that they assumed and their individual greatness. However, among all of the world leaders (living or dead) none of them can or could compare to the holiness that encompasses who God is. In Exodus 15:11, Moses who was God’s chosen to lead the children of Israel out of captivity, uttered the following words: “Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?” In chapter 15 of the book of Exodus, Moses and the children of Israel are recounting the many blessings and moments of victory that they experienced through God’s mighty works. God is Holy which means, He deserves our reverence and our adoration. No one can match or even rival His glory because He is alone is holy.
There are many more attributes and characteristics that describe who God is – however, to understand the above you must first come to know God through Jesus Christ for yourself. God wants to have a personal relationship with you, but you must be willing to accept Jesus Christ as your savior. All of us have sinned, which means none of us are immune to the penalty of sin. However, by accepting Christ’s sacrifice and confessing your sins, that penalty is no longer punishable by death. It was the death of Jesus Christ that paid for your punishment. It is God’s love that drove Him to great lengths to redeem humanity.
Just who is God Anyway? He is the one who loves you with an unending love. God desires to know you and for you to know Him. All of the traits that were listed cannot be known if you or I don’t have a personal experience with Him. The invitation to know God for yourself is already available to you. The world and those who choose to reject God will paint God as someone who isn’t love, or some sort of monster. However, God is the complete opposite of what many have said. Those who don’t know Him for themselves cannot truly say who God is or what He can do. It is a choice that everyone will have to make at some point and that is to find out who God is. The best way to find out who God is, is to have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and then God will reveal himself to you in prayer, worship, and in communion with Him. Then and only then will the many attributes of God come alive in your life.