His Family

What is God? According to Scripture, God is...

  • spirit (Jn. 4:24)
  • love (1 Jn. 4:8)
  • light (1 Jn. 1:5)
  • The Rock (2 Sam. 22:32; Daniel 2:34-35)
  • consuming fire (Dt. 4:24)
Those are some inanimate descriptions. Some depictions of God by a title or idea or characteristic are - 
  • sustainer (Heb. 1:3; Job 12:10)
  • The Way, The Truth, The Life (Jn. 14:6)
  • Grace and Truth (Jn. 1:14)
  • Sovereign Lord (2 Sam. 7:22)
  • Justice (Ps. 50:6)
  • Comforter; Advocate; Helper (Jn. 14:16)
  • Everlasting to Everlasting (Ps. 90:2)
  • forgiving and good (Ps. 86:5)
In Zephaniah 3:17, the verse contains six depictions of God in the believer's relationship with Him - Lord, Mighty Warrior, Savior, Lover, Rejoicer and Singer. 

God as an all-knowing, all-powerful, everywhere being doesn't need anything. The point to creation and the history of creation is for God to share His wonderfulness with His creation and His creation to respect and glorify Him in return. 

First there was God. Then He created the angels because Job 38:4-8 documents them being around for the next thing God created - the physical universe. After God spoke the known universe into existence, humanity was made. And now, over the course of eons, the Holy Trinity have revealed themselves as many precious things to their believers, but the core drive by God seems that He desires a huge family. And with that desire He presents Himself as a family unit in and of itself.

The Trinity. Three in one. Father God, Christ Jesus, the Son. And the Holy Spirit. Father God had the plan to extend the family and Jesus as The Word of God, executed His Father's plan as The Creator and Savior of His own creation. The Holy Spirit is described as Comforter, Advocate and Helper which goes along with many portrayals of motherhood. God was in touch with His feminine side long before there ever was a female. 

The Trinity - the perfect family. However, God certainly wants and pursues our lives for a relationship with Him so much that The Word of God which proceeded out of Yahweh's mouth before and during creation became flesh in Christ Jesus to redeem humanity's fallen relationship. John 1:14 states it like this - 

"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."

Now, we who believe in Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior are by faith, eternally part of God's family. Praise God! God could have been satisfied with Himself from everlasting to everlasting, but He chose us to be part of His Family.