“The Lord Our God The Lord Is One”

In Indonesia He is “Allah,” in Assyrian, “Eleah,” in Dutch “Godt,” in modern Egyptian, “Teun.” In Flemish He is “Goed,” in French, “Dieu,” in German, “Gott,” in Greek, “Theos.” In Hebrew, He is “Elohim” and “Eloha,” while in English, we call Him “God.”
Around the world people worship because it is just in man to do so. Humanity has always looked intently upon God’s creations, the sun and moon, and the stars — now, with the advanced technology of the Hubble Telescope, we peer deeply into other galaxies. Conversely, with electron microscopes, we see the beginnings of life itself. Through the smallest to the greatest of His creations, He shows us that He is truly marvelous and beyond comprehension.
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:4). “In the beginning,” He created, and what He created, was “good” (Genesis 1).
There is no comparing God. With what would you compare God? What picture, drawing or carving can capture Him for viewing? All attempts have failed, and fall under His condemnation, (Exodus 20:3-5). We need to learn one basic thing, He is God, and we are not.
There is no comprehending God fully. Science cannot explain Him. History cannot reach back far enough to reveal everything about Him. Mathematics cannot figure Him out. Language cannot find the words to express Him fully… He is God!
There is no debating God, and those who tried have found themselves embarrassingly unprepared and inept. Job tried, and God said to him, “Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me” (Job 38:2-3). For the next three chapters God questions him, but he cannot answer. (The challenge still stands.)
There is no one like God for He is the one true God. “The fool says in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1). “The wise fear the Lord and shun evil…” (Proverbs 14:16).
There is no one who is Holy like God “I am the Lord, who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy. (Leviticus 11:45). Nadab and Abihu did not respect Him, and died for it. The Lord said, “Among those who approach me I will be proved holy; in the sight of all the people I will be honored.”(Leviticus 10:3).
A little girl woke one night crying. Her Mom came in to console her saying, “God is watching over you.” She replied in a way that expresses many hearts. “I know, but I need a God with flesh on Him.” Phillip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Jesus replied, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father…” (John 14:8-9).
God in any language is awesome, powerful, incomprehensible, all knowing, and beyond comparison. Jesus shows us not only these things, but also shows us what is expressed best by the simple song, “Jesus loves me, this I know…”

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