Thursday, September 20, 2018

The “I Am” God

I was talking with a man the other day who asked me how many gods there were. While I believe there is only one, true God, I remembered a clever answer someone gave to a similar question. He said, “There are seven billion people in the world. And everyone has a personal god.” I gave him the same answer and concluded with, “There are countless gods."

The ancients worshiped Zeus, Apollo, Artemis, Diana and a host of other named gods. Today, it’s common for people to worship gods that go by different names, like: popularity, financial comfort, and political power. 

So today, I’m going to ask you, “What is the name of the God, or god, you worship?” That was Moses’ question, “What is Your name?”  — [ a loose translation of Exodus 3.13]. 

“I AM WHO I AM … the God of your ancestors — Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — … that’s the name to remember for all generations” [3.14-15].

The “I AM” God! He has no limitations. He is not dependent on anything or anyone. He simply exists as the Greater and Sustainer of everything. 

Wherever “I AM” is, its a holy place. Dirt is holy if “I AM” is there. “I AM” said to Moses, “Take off your sandals, for you are standing on holy ground” [Exodus 3.5].  The Psalmist was right, “Exalt the Lord our God! Bow low before His feet, for He is holy” [Psalm 99.5].

Take off your sandals, for you are standing on holy ground. Exodus 3.5

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