Praise the One God

One God

There is one God. One. The One and only God.

Both the Old and the New Testaments teach that there is One God.

Before Me there was no God formed, and there will be none after Me. (Isaiah 43:10

I am the first and I am the last, and there is no God besides Me.  (Isaiah 44:6

I am the Lord, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God. (Isaiah 45:5

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.  (1 Timothy 1:17

Jesus: “The foremost [commandment] is, ‘Hear, O Israel!The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’” (Mark 12:29–30

In a world with multiple traditions with multiple gods, we rest on the fact that our God is One and that He is the only.

One God! Such clarity. We know Who to worship; there is no confusion about Who is in charge. 

The Trinity

Our one God is revealed in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Trinity is taught in both Old and New Testaments, although with more clarity in the New. 

Jesus, the Son of God, eternal God, taught there is One God. No conflict there! Jesus taught us to pray to God the Father. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ. 

Both Jesus, our great High Priest, and the Holy Spirit dwelling in us intercede for us with the Father. 

We pray to the Father, through the Son, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Our Response

There is One God. We are not alone. We are watched over, cared for, guaranteed eternal life There is no one else to believe in. There is salvation in no one else. There is no one else to give ourselves to. There is no one else to rely on. 

This truth makes it easier (we don’t have to be confused about which god to appeal to). This truth is also overwhelming. There is only one God who is in charge of everything, who created us, who saves, who judges, who condemns. There is only one God to whom we are accountable (and who knows everything and has all power).

We better get it straight. 

We are called to love the One God, our Lord, with everything we are. We are called to love Him—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—with all our hearts, all our souls, all our minds, and all our strength. (See HOW to Love God with All Your Mind.) We are to love with all our capacity. 

God, help us worship You in spirit and in truth.

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