Our god vs. God.

“You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.” (John 4:22)

Having the wrong understanding, the wrong perspective can lead us to worship a god that only exist in our mind, a god that only exist when things seem to go right, a god that is only powerful as much as we can assess, or as much as we can understand.

A significant portion of the church believes in a god that doesn’t exist, a god that punishes their enemies for them on their behalves, a god that showers on them while leaving the world dry, a god having salvation for the righteous and condemnation for the unrighteous.

Which god did you wake up with in your heart and mind this morning? Which god were you singing to throughout the day? The god that saved you while leaving others perish? The god you’re hoping to be the source of your upper hand over others? The god who’s only god when what you hoped for in this world is then realized? The god fighting for your cause over others?

Do you have a 20/20 vision of who God is?

Christ once quoted Isaiah saying,

‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’ (Matthew 15:8-9)

How many human rules have we conceived so far to be the life source of our god?

Faith is to be our 20/20 vision of God. Faith that unveils God to be more than our minds altogether can imagine.

Such faith expressing with love comes from Jesus.

If our truth only satisfies our desires then our worship is of a god that exist only in our minds. And as our truths are changed, our minds are changed, and our god is changed as well.

But God is unchanging. And if our minds are changing due to fallacies with what we once conceived to be truths, then God must be unreachable by what our mind can conceive now and reject later.

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23-24)

How can we worship God if we don’t even know God? We might like something that’s done and which many credited to him. We might like we think or believe to be his act. But are we revering Him as he has revealed himself to us in Jesus or are we just after the bread that spoils with mold?

Do we have a 20/20 vision of who God is?

If not, then who are we worshiping?

If not, are we not to halt our worship until we have been made sure to have found such a vision beyond all reasonable doubt?

Am I speaking about your conception of god or his conception of god? Are we to pass onto others our understanding of what or who god should be or God’s knowledge of himself? And who’s qualified to transcend such knowledge to us? The Son, the son whose Father is also his God. Jesus Christ, the Son.

Do you have a 20/20 vision of who God is?

Is it possible to have such vision apart of Jesus?

We’ll have visions. Clear visions? Jesus is the judge.

” Jesus asked ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’

The disciples replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’

‘But what about you?’ he asked. ‘Who do you say I am?’

Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’

Jesus replied, ‘Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.'” (Matthew 16:13-20)

Be bound to the knowledge of the love of God for you. Be loosed to Christ by the very same knowledge.

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