What’s the Bible say about God?

Many ways exist to categorize what the Bible says about God. I found a favorite on the CD Very Best of Aaron Jeoffrey. The song He Is summarizes the books of the Bible in a few words. For instance,

Very Best of Aaron Jeoffrey

Very Best of Aaron Jeoffrey

in Genesis “He’s the breath of life,” in Psalms “He is our morning song,” in Isaiah  “He’s Prince of Peace,” in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John “He is God, Man, Messiah,” and in Revelation “He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.” Singing through the names of God moves me every time. I get a picture of who he is. Check out the song for yourself.

Does a song like this work for you? What other ways do you use to capture the essence of the Bible and God?

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  1. That is, made us vulnerable to death, (not data). . .

  2. I am preparing to take an online Old Testament Survey class in the fall by reading the two text books for the course this summer. I am getting a whole new perspective on God through these books. For example, the book says the purpose of Leviticus “is to detail the management of sacred space, sacred status, and sacred time.” The idea is that because God was holy, Israel was also expected to be holy. All the regulations of the tabernacle, the priesthood, and the sacrifices were designed to maintain equilibrium regarding sacred things. Israel was to be a picture to the world of who God was, and to do that, they had to know and fulfill the qualifications for relating to Him.

    The meaning of the Fall is also coming into focus, and again, the focus is God, not us. This book says that while the fall forfeited paradise for us, made us vulnerable to data, and established our sinful nature, the greatest loss was access to God’s presence. Also, “what sin did to us is not as important as what sin did to God. The fall desecrated God’s presence.” Sin was “like a Chernobyl nuclear accident that caused radiation damage that had lasting effects.” Sin damaged God’s temple-cosmos in apparently irreparable ways.

    The impact of all this for me is that I need to get my eyes off myself and consider every detail of life in terms of how it affects God, His world and His people, and my relationship to Him. Heavy stuff, and oh, so liberating!