Behold Your God — Week One, Day One

29 May

The first week of the Behold Your God study is called, “Beholding God: The Great Attraction!” The introduction to the week highlights Psalm 113, a psalm of praise. This Psalm poses a question: Who is like our God? That is going to be our pursuit for the next twelve weeks. We will be seeking to look at the unique greatness and goodness of God so that our minds might be shaped by the knowledge of Him. The reason we want our minds to be shaped by the knowledge of God is the AW Tozer quote on page 1, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” With that quote in mind, let’s launch into a look at day one.

DAY 1: KNOWING GOD, the TREASURE of CHRISTIANITY

There is a question you will see repeated throughout this study . . . “Are you willing to adjust your life to whatever God reveals of Himself in the coming days?” This is a question worthy of serious thought. If you are hesitant or even unwilling to make changes based on what you see of God in this study, the Behold Your God study will probably do you more harm than good. The reason for this is that you will have more knowledge of God but it will be disconnected from your daily living, leading to a state of self-deception that is in some ways worse that outright rebellion (see Revelation 3:14-22).

Jeremiah 9:23-24 forms the anchor of this day’s workbook study. This is a great verse to commit to memory. These verses teach us that human wisdom, though highly prized among all people is not worthy of comparison to the worth of knowing God.

The good news is that through faith in Jesus we have open access to fellowship with God! This has been the mark of God’s people through all the ages: walking joyfully with God.

Do you believe joyful fellowship with God is only available to “super saints” or do you believe joyful fellowship is available to all believers?

The FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION questions on page 5 are absolutely excellent (and very humbling). Take time to really think about each of these questions.

I also urge you to write the paragraph about your thoughts about who God is at the end of day 1. It will be interesting for you to write this paragraph now and then write another paragraph at the end of week 12, to see if your view of God has changed.

ACTION STEP: Focus today on enjoying fellowship with God.

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