I wish we could fully understand who God is. If we really understood who He was, we would not be so quick to sin. We would fear His wrath. Whenever we ‘get away’ with something, we do not realize that we cannot get away with anything. We will receive the consequences of our actions (Galatians 6:7).
We would also not sin because we love and respect God (1 John 3:4-6). If we loved God the way that we should, we would not be able to bear sinning against Him.
If we really understood God’s power, we would not fear. No one could threaten us (Psalm 118:6, Psalm 56:3-4). Even if threatened with our life, our resolve would be unshakeable. Our faith would be unwavering. Those that are truly alive in Christ do not fear death. Those who fear God fear nothing else (Matthew 10:28).
If we really understood God’s wisdom, the wisdom of the world would seem foolish to us (1 Corinthians 3:19). We would not be so perplexed by God’s decisions. When a loved one died, we would not wonder why they had to go. We would trust God’s choice no matter what.
If we really understood God’s reward for us, we would not chase after earthly treasures (Matthew 6:20). The treasure of heaven would be engraved in our minds. Our lifetime goal would not be a higher salary, not to succeed at sports, not happiness, not sustaining a family. We would find giving hope to the lost more important than giving a piece of our mind to those with secular opinions. If we understood His reward, following God’s will would be more important than comfort. God’s glory would be more important than ours.
Unfortunately, none of us can fully understand God, but this is what I do know: God’s wrath is great, but His grace is greater, and He is ready to forgive those who repent. He deserves our complete devotion. I know He is powerful, and He holds my fragile heart, and the heart of every human. When you are down in the darkest days of your life, He is still there offering a loving embrace and extending unconditional grace. I know God is the only one who can save a soul. I know God’s judgement is flawless, and that He is incapable of wrong, and He is just. I know God is the wisest being in the universe and beyond. No entity holds more knowledge or possess greater powers of discernment than the Lord. I know God has a reward for me in heaven, and that He is the greatest reward of all. I know God is.