The following blog article was written by Sonny Simak. Sonny Simak is serving at Grace Church Southall with evangelism and preaching responsibilities. He is married to Sarita.
1. My God is a God of love
God is love. (1 John 4:8)
My God is unique because He is love. Each Person of the Trinity – Father, Son, and Spirit – loves each other with perfect love. This love is perfect, constant, never ending and never fluctuating. This is one of the communicable attributes of God. Because God is love and He loves His creation, I too can love.
God is interested in every single person on the face of this earth. He cares for us and gives life to all men. As a Christian I can say that I love God because He first loved me (1 John 4:19). John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have an everlasting life.” God loves His people and motivated out of the depth of His great love for me and you, He provided an ultimate sacrifice (atonement) so that we could be justified by Him and come into a right relationship with Him.
The gods of the other religions demand their followers to obey impossible commands, perform ritualistic sacrifices, make perilous pilgrimages, climb mountains, and walk for thousands of miles to remove the guilt of sin in their lives. They do so motivated by fear and hope to please their gods through works. But, a Christian comes to the living God not because we are scared of Him, but because we are drawn and saved by His loving grace as revealed through His dear Son, Christ Jesus. I was hopeless and helpless, yet my God took the first step in reaching me and me saving me.
2. My God is a holy God
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” (Isaiah 6:3)
God’s holiness makes Him so unique and different to all of His creation. The Bible gives much importance to this particular attribute of God.
Holiness means “set apart” or “transcendent.” This simply means no one take God’s place. Only God is worthy to be called God. God’s holiness means that He is pure, sinless, and perfect. He is infinitely higher and glorious than His creation.
This is one of many communicable attributes of God which means God calls us to be holy because God Himself is holy. The people of God must pursue the fruits of the Spirit. We are called to hate sin and love righteousness and because He has made us a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). We must pursue holiness because without holiness no one will see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14).
One preacher by the name of Leonard Ravenhill said, “This is the biggest miracle of all. God takes an unholy man out of this unholy world, makes him holy, puts him back into unholy world and keeps him holy.”
3. My God is a humble God
“…even as the son of Man came not be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28)
The God of the Bible is unique because He is humble unlike any other gods described by other major religions. Jesus Christ came into the world being wrapped in humility. His humility consists of Him choosing to come to this earth, experiencing poverty, suffering a great deal of rejection, embracing death on the cross and separation from God as He offered Himself as an ultimate sacrifice. Though being the King of all Kings and Lord of Lords, He chose to serve others.
The concept of humility was foreign in the time of Jesus, but God chose to go against the philosophy of the age by building His Church on the basis of humility.
The Apostle Paul in his letter to the Church in Philippi writes, “have this mind amongst yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though, he was in the form of God, He did not count it equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.” (Philippians 2:5-7)
Therefore knowing what God has done through His Son give us much freedom to rejoice and sing aloud these words:
“This is our God, the servant King
He calls us now to follow Him,
To bring our lives as a daily offering,
of worship to the servant King.”