What Makes Him God?
Do you know what makes Him God? We believe He is God and worship Him as so. But do we know what makes Him God?
What sets the God of the Bible apart that we have chosen to place our faith and worship in Him?
Why should we know what makes Him God?
This world is all about man knowing himself and living one’s truth. But the created must realise that purpose and satisfaction won’t come just by knowing the self.
That comes by knowing one’s Creator, knowing why we were created, and staying connected to the One who powers and sustains our existence.
John 17:3 tells us that in knowing God is life, not just for now, but for eternity. "And' this is life eternal, that they might know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent."
How do we know what makes Him God?
We know what makes Him God through the Bible
Scriptures are written so we may know Him. And if you want to deepen your understanding of Him, you must open the pages and read through.
Most of our discovery of the nature and person of our God will happen when we become a student of the Word.
We know what makes Him God through our relationship with Jesus.
It is amazing to think that man is not able to behold God in all His glory, power, and perfection and live to tell the tale.
No man can see the form of God and survive. Ex. 33:20."But, he said [to Moses], “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.”
Hence, Jesus, God's Son, came from heaven to reveal the Father, God, to us. John 1:18 says, “No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.”
Jesus is all-God who became flesh, that we may know Him and His power. (John 14:6ff, Philippians 3). Unending life is ours for the taking. Life without end. Limitless life. And it is found in Jesus.
What makes Him God?
He is God because he has personality
Man has a personality only because God, his Creator, has one.
Unlike gods or inanimate objects, God knows, thinks, feels, behaves and responds. Our God is an individual that is living and has definite characteristics.
He is God because of His nature
He is a person. He is alive. He is not just an influence or unseen force or power like electricity. Jer. 10:10, "But the Lord is the true God, He is the living God."
He is mobile and He is not distant. God is not stuck in one place. He is active. II Chron. 16:9, " For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.”
He is God because He is eternal
He didn’t begin. He never came to be. He was always IS and He will never cease to be. Psalm 90:2, "From everlasting to everlasting, You are God."
He is God because He was uncreated.
He is God because he wasn’t created. Else, His creator would be the true God. We don’t know how long He has been existing. He has just always been there.
He is God because He is indestructible and immortal.
Even when God took human form, physical death couldn’t destroy the Lord Jesus. I Tim. 1:17; 6:16.
He is God because He is self-sustaining.
He is fully independent. He does not need a power source, He is the source of power. He does not need nurturing or tending.
He is supreme and superior.
God must be a force and a person no one can reckon with. Nothing can stand His nature nor withstand His will. Heb. 12 :29 even describes Him as an all-consuming fire.
He is God because He is all power
God has power to create, invent, destroy, and recreate. God creates out of thought and out of words. He wills all things into being.
God doesn’t need raw materials as men do. Man makes things out of existing materials. God creates what has never before existed. And He creates out of nothing. Job 42:2, "I know that You can do everything."
He is God because He is ever-present and ever-seeing.
He is 100 percent there, everywhere. He fills all. He is in all. Col 3:11.
He is in my past as He is in my present and future. All are equally seen by Him, understood and sorted out.
Psa. 139:7-9, "Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.”
Jer. 23 :23, " “Am I only a God nearby, declares the Lord, and not a God far away?”
He is God because He is all-knowing
He is never unaware. There is nothing he doesn’t know or see right now.
Hebrews 4:13 “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”
I Chron. 28 :9, "The Lord searches all hearts, and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts."
Job 42 :2, "No thought can be withheld from You."
He is God because He is not human.
He does not have the flawed characteristics of man. He cannot sin. He is never indecisive nor fickle. There is nothing inferior, lacking, or flawed in Him.
God is perfectly moral and righteous. He is holy. God is consistently loving. God is never unfair yet always merciful. He knows how to balance forgiveness and accountability, and mercy and justice.
I Sam. 15 :29, "He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”
Jas. 1 :17, "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
He is God because He is unique and distinguished.
There is none like Him-Ex. 9 :14; Deut. 33 :26. Else, He will be just somebody else.
He is God because He is immutable.
He will never change, degrade, improve, or be corrupted. He is in His perfect state. He is pure and unaltered. He is unalterable. Mal. 3 :6, "For I am the Lord, I change not."
Like oil, He can never blend with anything else. He will remain Himself. Perfect. Pure. Matt. 5 :48. Rom. 1:23.
Prayer for the Day
Lord, help me appreciate the person and nature of you. Help me reflect and be in awe of the magnificence, complexity, yet simplicity of You.