Who is God?

Because of sin, man is defective. God says: “Your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.” (Isaiah 59:2) Hence, mans natural perceptions of God are skewed. God says: ‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’ declares the LORD. (Isaiah 55:8) That’s why we need to place Scripture above philosophy. We need to allow the Bible to tell us who God is, rather than to allow personal feelings define God, and when we come to the Bible, it is the word of God that builds a profile of God.

The Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, serve to create a profile of Jesus, and it is this profile that gives us our perception of Him, and helps us to predict how He would feel in any situation. The Gospel profile of Jesus is why Calvinism seems so inconceivable, to so many. The Calvinist profile of Jesus actually seems to be more like a picture of the priest and Levite of Luke 10:30-37.

At Luke 15:11-32, when we read about the father of the Prodigal Son, we get a profile of God’s forgiveness. But, is that all we get? In that snap-shot, we see a wide array of emotions, besides forgiveness. When the father saw his son from a distance, he raced to him. Every story reveals a clue, and the clues draw a picture of Jesus. Now add Jesus’ encounters with the Samaritan woman (John 4:7-26), the Syrophoenician woman with a demon-possessed daughter (Mark 7:24-30), the adulterous woman (John 8:1-11), the woman who anointed Jesus’ feet with perfume (Luke 7:36-50) and the widow who gave a mere penny, but was all that she had. (Luke 21:1-4)
Question:  Who is God?

Answer:  God is His own person, and He has dominion over all.