One of the great biblical doctrines about God is that God is a Spirit (John 4:24). As a Spirit, he does not have physical limitations and physically tied properties like human beings. He has no physical body at all (Luke 24.39). While God sometimes appeared to human beings in some kind of accommodated human form, these human-like appearances did not show God as God really is (John 1:18; Exodus 33:18ff). Since God is not like human beings, we must not delude ourselves into thinking that God thinks or judges things like we do (Isa. 55:8-9). In addition, we must not make any kind of image or idol to represent God, for in so doing, we are destroying his essence as entirely spiritual and making something physical of him. Since God is a Spirit, we depend completely on his revelation to tell us what he is like and what his will is for our lives, and could never discover these things through empirical means (1 Corinthians 2:8-14).

Who is God? He is the Creator, our Lawgiver, Omnipotent, All seeing, Omnipresent, Everlasting, and the Judge of all- the earth. He is a Spirit, unlike man, separate altogether in his essence. Knowing these things about God will help us deal with God more intelligently and more successfully pursue a relationship with him.

Father,

Help us to know you more.  May we pursue a true relationship with you.

Through Your Son,

Amen

Written by Dan

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