There are many who talk about the love of God, who are total strangers to the God of love. The divine love is commonly regarded as a species of amiable weakness, a sort of good-natured indulgence; it is reduced to a mere sickly sentiment, patterned after human emotion. The truth is that on this, as on everything else, our thoughts need to be formed and regulated by what is revealed in Scripture. That there is urgent need for this is apparent not only from the ignorance which so generally prevails, but also from the low state of spirituality which is now so sadly evident everywhere among professing Christians.
What does God look like?
Do we see God as some sort of superpower that hits us over the head with a big stick when we have been bad? Or does our image of God seem so ethereal that we cannot even imagine that, as humans, we could possibly see Him?
Perhaps we see God in the flowers, the birds, the blue sky, the tall pine trees and the mountains, and that is God to us. Some may even view Him as a kindly old man with a white beard and robe, sitting on a golden throne someplace out there called heaven. Maybe our position is that it is impossible to see God.
What does He look like? Recently, numerous people, who have died and gone to heaven, have come back to life and returned to give us testimonies of how God appeared to them. Can we really see God? To answer this question, I want to share with you from my own personal experience.
We can see and know Him if we turn to Him with our whole heart. Like a lot of other people, I was told about Him.
You see He wrote a book, the Bible, and I was given a copy to read. While reading it, I discovered that God had a son named Jesus. He sent Him to this world on the greatest mission of all time. The Book He inspired was unlike any book I had ever read.
Many things I did not understand, but some of the lines actually seemed to be alive, and seemed as though someone were speaking directly to me through that Book.
He has been a real comfort and a tremendous teacher in my life. I found the Bible was written for the very purpose of answering the question posed at the beginning of this section, What does God look like? We truly can know what God looks like, and not only that, we can know Him very intimately.
By reading His Book, the Bible, we can also find the answers to all of our questions and problems. The first thing we must realize about God is that He loves us. The book of John in the Bible reveals His love in a very beautiful way.
He loves us, He created us, and He has a plan for our lives. It is a very exciting and fulfilling plan, and we can know what that plan is for each of us individually. Most of our problems in understanding God stem from things we have heard other people say about Him.
Since there are so many people with so many different ideas, we then end up with a multitude of misconceptions about God.
Some parts of the world are blessed to hear more truth about God than others. People in many lands are seeking to know God, but because some have never read or heard His Word or received Him in their hearts personally, they have devised gods of their own.
We see this prevalent in many different belief systems ranging from Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and others. If we are going to know God, we must give His Book and His Word the final authority over every issue in our lives.
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These 5 powerful Bible verses explain what true love looks like: 1 Corinthians Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.
I’ve got a good friend who’s probably a lot like you. He loves the Bible and does his best to read it and live it every day. There’s one problem. Some of his friends say the Bible isn’t true. The Psalmist said, “I have hidden your word in my heart so I might not sin against you.” God’s Word can be a protection for our heart and soul.
It can teach us, convict us, and challenge us. The same is true for leaders. The best leadership book is the Bible. Luke Do to others as you.