Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Our God View
UV 2111/10000 God View
He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he
Deuteronomy 32 v 4
Our God view or our image of who God truly is has a powerful shaping effect on our minds and lives. Moses had discovered who God is through his amazing encounters with Jehovah on Mount Sinai, during his mission to free the Jews from slavery in Egypt and during their long sojourn to the promised land through the desert and wilderness and the sea. He affirmed that God is the Rock or the source of all strength, that He is stable and able, that all His work is perfect, that all His ways are just. He declared God to be One who cherishes truth, who is without any trace of falsehood or untruth or unrighteousness.
Our world view is subordinated to our God view. From our experiences so far, what is our view of God. Is He absolutely just and fair? Is He absolutely faithful and does He keep His word every time? Is He our source of strength, comfort, wisdom, guidance and security? Having discovered and declared who God is to us, we need to build our lives in such a way to conform to the character and principles He teaches us. We need to aim to be rock-like in our faith, excellent in our work, just and fair in all our ways. We should not be swayed by our emotions or by opinions of others. Even as our goals and aims keep changing from time to time, our values need to be anchored deeply in what we have learnt to be the very character of God.
Our decision making should not be governed by only our desires but by our commitment to always use legitimate and ethical means. We are called or challenged by the example of Moses to think not just long term but think in terms of the eternal. Moses’s God view enabled him to stay humble despite the amazing experiences he went through and the awesome power of God revealed through him. Our God view teaches us to stay humble even as we partner with Him to achieve the miraculous, the awesome and the impossible. This uni-verse is part of the song of Moses that the Holy Spirit inspired him to compose and sing though he was not known to be a musician or singer like David. The Lord promises to put a song in our hearts as we live in accordance with our God view.
Prateep V Philip