Preciously Perfect Perspective
Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in splendor, doing wonders? Exodus 15:11
We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. Little children, keep yourselves from idols. 1 John 5:20,21
Unique. One of a Kind. Distinctive. Special. None of these words adequately describe the character and nature of God. A seminary professor is famously to have said, “We know precious little about God, but the little we know is precious.” We know so precious little about God because he is so unlike any other. Metaphors fail him. Comparisons don’t fully express his glory, his being, his character or his nature. We know God is good. We know he is loving. In fact he is love. He is also holy, righteous, just, mighty, glorious, merciful, omniscient, and omnipresent.
The sum of these attributes – together with any additional attributes of God we may list for that matter – never fully express the depth of who God is. We can have a clear sense of the precious nature of God, however, if we consider the attributes of God in light of the best expression of God: Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the fullest, best, most revealing and precious expression of God’s nature, character, and being. When we look at his life, his teaching, his miracles, his sacrifice, his promises, and his victory, we begin to see aspects of God’s nature ever more clearly. When we engage in the fullness of his teachings and ministry we will be challenged, encouraged, emboldened, confronted, invited, rebuked, exhorted, and deeply honored.
Want to know more about God? Read and learn more about Jesus! Jesus provides us with the preciously perfect perspective on who God is and how we are to relate to him.