Who Does God Think He Is?
I am who I am. Exodus 3:14, NIV
Who does God think He is anyway? I mean no disrespect with that question; it’s one whose answer I review whenever my faith needs bolstering. Actually, it’s a vital question we all need to have answered. Think about its impact: our current lives and our eternity hinge on who God knows Himself to be. We all have ideas and preconceptions about who He is, but the only One whose answer matters is God Himself.
So really, who does God think He is?
Early on in the Bible, He reveals that He is a God who relates truthfully and with great deliberateness. For example, in this direct conversation with Moses, He said, “I am the Lord God. I am merciful and very patient with my people. I show great love, and I can be trusted” (Exodus 34:6, cev). Of all the qualities He could have said first about Himself, He focused on the gracious ones. In Isaiah 43:3 (cev), He says He is “the God who saves you,” and then He showed Himself true in Matthew 1:20–22, when He sent His angel to proclaim that His Savior Son, Jesus, was on the way to us.
After spending thousands of years showing His awesome character, God the Father introduced His Son, Jesus, to the world. Jesus, in turn, proved that He is just like His Father—knowing exactly who He is and what He is about. He said He has the authority to forgive sins (Matthew 9:6), He would be in the grave for three days (Matthew 12:40), He commands angels (Matthew 13:41), He is the Messiah, the Son of God (Matthew 16:16–17), and He would rise from the dead (Luke 18:31–33).
Imagine if any person of the Triune God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—were not wholeheartedly confident of His identity. What kind of God would He be? Not one we could trust, that’s for sure.
Today, be confident that Jesus will continue to be Himself.
FAITH STEP: Ask Jesus to help you be as confident in Him as He is.
Contributed by Erin Keeley Marshall