The earth was created first. There was nothing else but the earth and a giant empty universe.
Light comes next. Light comes from the sun, but the sun doesn’t come until three days later. So, this light comes from where? God? And there’s a day/night cycle, so the earth is spinning, and this light comes from one direction. Or does the light circle around the earth?
In these primal days, God is alone with earth, spinning, dancing, before the drama of humanity begins.
“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” -Hebrews 11:6
The person who trusts that the work of his own righteousness was done and finished by Jesus when he was crucified, the person who knows he can’t add or subtract to that work in any way, who doesn’t toil to please God or try harder or crucify himself when he fails, that person finds peace. There is no other way. That is the gospel. That is all.
Will you spend your life trying to please God, or will you simply trust him?
God, you are the God who is Triune, one God existing in three persons and I cannot understand you.
You are three persons equal in being but subordinate in role. Each person is distinct, each person is fully God, and each person possesses the perfections of God in their entirety. You are three but one in purpose, agreement, essence, nature and existence. You are unified to the degree that you are one. Continue reading →
I remember the first time I heard the date December 21, 2012. I was in my tenth grade world history class. Mr. __________ was the teacher. He was also the soccer coach, both men’s and women’s. He was a man of short stature, red hair, and a red face. Sometimes he would reduce girl soccer players to tears by berating their mistakes during games. He’d yell at them across the field in front of their parents and fans. I didn’t prefer him as a person, but he was a good teacher. He may have been the best teacher I ever had. Continue reading →
God, You are the God who is one, and there is no other god.
You’re the God who says about Himself, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one,” that we should love you with everything within and without us.
You’re the God who says about Himself, “There is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.” Continue reading →