FRIDAY 14 October, 2016
There is Only One God
For who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? God is my strength and power,and He makes myway perfect. - 2 Samuel 22:32-33
Notice how many times David is extolling his God. David gave to God, all the glory and honor. He praised Him for the strength and power he received to live out his adventurous life. David declares, there is no one else like our God! There is no comparison––none that exist apart from the LORD. Isaiah 45:5-6 voices the same truth: I am the Lord, and there is no other; there is no God beside Me. Later,when David’s son King Solomon blessed the people of Israel, he hoped that they would see God’s hand on the nation and that: …all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lordis God; there is no other (1 Kings 8:60).
God is our Creator and He desires that all men would come to know Him. Yet, there are so many people, still today, who bow down to futile idols––made by men. They are senseless and useless and God describes the idiocy in worshipping them: the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell (Deuteronomy 4:28).
In a world full of religious idolatry, there will be many paths presented to you as ways to God. It has caused many people to become confused about salvation. The plain truth, pure and simple is that: …there isone God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all… (1 Timothy 2:5-6).
Always remember religion is man’s attempt to reach God; those self-righteous efforts will not succeed. God has reached down to us through Jesus Christ; who died on the cross for our sins. He is the only way to God: Jesus said to His disciple Thomas: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me (John 14:6).
I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no savior.
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