I just have to say, of all the books I’ve read or have on my shelf, the Bible is my favorite! I wish I could spend all of my time in it, but I have other responsibilities pressing on me right now as well.
This morning, I came across Isaiah 43:10-11 which says, “‘You are my witnesses,’ declares the Lord, ‘and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior.” Speaking to the Israelites, God says look, there is only one God, I am it. There is no other god before and there will be no other god after me, and apart from God, there is no savior.
The full weight of that passage came to bear on me this morning as I reflected on who I am through my relationship with Christ. Because I have trusted in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, I have the assurance of being saved. I have the promise of life to the full now, and of being rescued from death later in anticipation of heaven. Peter, speaking of Jesus, writes in 2 Peter 3:18, that we are to “...grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever!” Jesus is God!
There is one God worthy of our worship, who exists as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and I am so grateful for the hope I have in Christ! To my friends who are confused or unclear about Jesus, I pray you make a clarifying decision for Him today!