A Little Time With The 1689: Day 26

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Day 26

Of God and of the Holy Trinity

Chapter 2, Paragraph 1.

“…invisible, without body, parts, or passions, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light, which no man can approach unto,…”

Scripture Lookup

1 Timothy 1:17.

Deuteronomy 4:15,16.

Reflection

Immortal, invisible, God only wise, in light inaccessible hid from our eyes…

There is a tendency in our culture to think of God as a being made in our own image. There are those who try to manipulate Him: Oh, God, if You do x, y, or z, I promise that I will follow You forever. There are those who think that we can hurt God’s feelings. But is God affected by us?

God does not change, and is infinite in perfection. In this God is remarkably uncomplicated. He is a Spirit, a “most pure Spirit.“If He is a Spirit, then would He have a body? Obviously not. If He is a Spirit, and has no matter, can we see Him? No. Can you dissect God into sections? No, God is not a composite of things. He simply is. He exists, and has always existed. He is the only one who has never had a beginning and will never have an end. To think that we could somehow affect God is essentially saying that we can hold some power over God. What a ludicrous and presumptuous idea! Yet how often do we, in our sinful state, try to negotiate with God?

Question to Consider

  • Have you ever thought that you could make God do something?
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