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But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King.
At His wrath the earth will tremble, and the nations will not be able to endure His indignation.
Jeremiah 10:10

In Jeremiah 10:10, the prophet refers to God (Adonai) as:
The True God
The Living God
The Everlasting King

True God
God is the true God. This means He is genuine. He should not be confused with or lumped in with the myriad of other false gods. As the true God–there is no other God beside Him. (See Isaiah 44:6). Accept no substitute or counterfeit!

If God is the true God, it means that He is absolutely trustworthy. He keeps His promises. He can be trusted and relied upon. He is our Rock (See Psalm 18:2), a firm foundation.

Living God
Adonai is a living God and the God of the living. He is active now–in this moment in time. In the here and now with us, God is able to respond to us and our circumstances. He is not a dead religion, a set of rules and regulations to follow, He is alive and in relationship with us. He is our living hope. (See 1 Peter 1:13)

Everlasting King
God is the everlasting King. This description has two parts: “everlasting” and “King.” To say that He is a King speaks of His royalty, majesty, and authority. He is the Sovereign over all. He takes care and has the responsibility for all of His subjects. He is the one to whom we direct all our worship and praise.

To say His reign is everlasting is to say that it is enduring, surpassing and without beginning or end. He has no predecessor and no successor. Because He is everlasting, I need only concern myself with Him, what pleases and displeases Him, and His plans and purposes.

Truly He is worthy of all of our praise as the one true, living God and everlasting King!

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What if?

WHAT IF?

What if God wasn’t God?
We would still serve something or someone.

What if God was not the creator?
We would never have emerged from the goo.

What if God never made any promises or covenants?
We’d have no assurance of coming good.

What if God had no power to save?
We’d have no salvation.

What if God had the power but no desire to save?
We’d be left in despair.

What if there were no miracles?
We’d have no hope.

What if God wasn’t with us, present in our midst?
We’d be profoundly alone.

What if He were not a refuge, a high tower, fortification, strength, or a hiding place?
We’d be exposed, vulnerable to everyone and everything.

What if God didn’t respond to worship?
We’d have no music, no poetry, no art.

What if God did not offer forgiveness, mercy, or redemption?
We’d be eternally damned and dead.

What if He delighted in our failures?
We’d be a source of never ending delight.

What if He remembered our sin?
We’d be wretched in His sight.

What if our God were made in our image?
He’d be selfish, self-serving, unforgiving, lawless, perverted, wicked and depraved.

WHAT IF?

BUT GOD . . .

God is Holy, Almighty, the Great I AM.
(Exodus 3:14, Isaiah 43:13; John 8:24, 28, 58; Revelation 1:8)

God is the creator of the ends of the earth and everything in it.
(Colossians 1:16-17)

God has made covenants with His people.
(2 Corinthians 3:6; Hebrews 7:22, 8:6, 9:15, 12:24)

God is our salvation. It is His desire that all are saved.
(Luke 9:56; John 3:16, 17; Romans 5:8; 1 John 4:9-10, 14)

He is the God of miracles.
(Exodus 3:3, 4:3, 14:21, 15:25; 1 Kings 17:12-23; Mark 6:35-44; Luke 11:14; John 2:1-11 and more)

He is ever-present in our midst.
(Psalm 139:7-12; Jeremiah 23:23-24; Matthew 18:20)

He is my refuge, my high tower, my fortification, my strength, my hiding place.
(Psalm 46:1, 7, 11; Psalm 91:2, Psalm 94:22; Jeremiah 16:19)

God offers forgiveness, mercy and redemption.
(Nehemiah 9:17; Psalm 130:4, 7; Jeremiah 33:8; Daniel 9:9; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14)

God remembers not our sin.
(Jeremiah 3:34)

We are made in the image of our God.
(Genesis 1:2 ,7; 1 Corinthians 11:7)

Sometimes when the heart grows cold or the sin nature seems to be gaining a foothold, we may forget what we know or should know about our God. He is not like the cold, lifeless idols of the pagans. He does not leave His people, his followers to go on without him.

The Bible teaches that everyone will serve something or someone. It teaches that we will become like the god we serve, based on the how we understand our god and interact with him/it. If we view him as cold and standoffish, harshly judging us or disinterested in us, we will become like him. If we know our God (the Almighty One, the Great I Am, the true and living God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob), if we see His face and seek after Him with all of our heart, mind and strength, we will be like Him. That is the miracle of a serving a loving and merciful God.

Thank you, God, for Your abundant mercy.

Copyright MaryBeth Mullin

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