Behold Your God — Week Five, Day Three

28 Jun

Today’s study focuses on the power of God. Two aspects of this lesson struck me today, so I wanted to share them with you.

  1. Romans 1:16 came to mind. “I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.” When I think of God’s power, I often think of awe-inspiring displays of strength, great miracles, times when God puts His work forward in such a way as to make us tremble in His presence. But Romans 1:16 reminds me that God’s power is also integral to His display of mercy and grace. A God without power to save might be filled with compassion but unable to accomplish salvation. The power of God is a key element of our being able to be saved from His wrath because of our sin.
  2. The two ways to live at the end of the lesson — faith or idolatry — could not be more clear. The assertion of the Behold Your God study is that what you really believe about God will determine whether you live a life of faith or a life of idolatry. Will you get to know God as He is revealed in Scripture and then live your life based upon who He is? That is the life of faith. That is the Christian life to which we are called.

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