The Bible represents God's "logos" in written form. Jesus Christ was God's "logos" in the flesh. God has given us His Word so that we may know His will, His desire and His heart. If a believer will study the written Word of God and develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, then it is available to know who God is, what God wants, why God put us here, where God needs us and when God plans to do things. Without knowledge and experience, all is pure speculation and guesswork.
I can testify that the more you know the Word of God, the more you realize how little you know. God is bigger than the universe, for He created it. God is wider than the earth, for He is the one who put it here. God is longer than a line that stretches for eternity and God is deeper than the sea for He filled it with water to begin with. In Romans 11:33 we read:
"Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God; How unsearchable are his judgments, and His ways past finding out."
This wonderful verse of praise to God, describes His infinite wisdom and His unsearchable judgments and untraceable ways. Almighty God cannot be put under a microscope nor can He be found with the most powerful telescope. The ways of God can be studied, but never fully understood. He is bigger than our ability to "figure Him out", for He is God. Verses 34 and 35 state:
"For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been his counselor?
Or who hath first given to Him, and it shall be recompensed unto Him again?"
The answer to these rhetorical questions is NO ONE. There is no man or angel who has known the mind of the Lord. There is no man or angel who has been God's counselor. No being exists who first gave to God, for Almighty God is the Supreme Source of all gifts. Man wants to lower God to his level. This is where all idolatry starts and ends. Man wants to create his own gods so he can tell them what to do. Truly these verses in Romans are confronting the arrogance of man, and also his foolishness. In verse 36 Paul ends this "prayer" with the following:
"For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things; to whom be glory for ever. Amen."
Literally, this verse is saying that "out of" God (as Creator) all things have their origin. People did not evolve from amoebas or apes or anything else. All things created have their origin in God. He is "Elohim", the Creator of the heaven and earth and all therein. He is the source of life and "out of" Him; all created things have their origin.
Not only is God the creator, but it is "through" Him all things are preserved. Not only did God create the heavens and the earth, but He has continued to preserve them through His grace and power. Peter speaks of God preserving the current heaven and earth until the day in the future when he will destroy them and create a new heaven and earth wherein dwells only righteousness.
Not only are all created things "out of" God, and are preserved "through" Him; but the purpose of all created things is "to" glorify God. The ultimate purpose of life is to bring glory to God. God created all things and has preserved them for His glory. God's greatest creation was man, and man's purpose in this life was and always will be to glorify God. There is no other reason for our being than to bring glory to the God who created us and has preserved us.
God's claim to glory is valid forever, through all eternity. God's claim will never expire. He is the eternal creator and keeper of our souls and He not only deserves to be glorified; it is the very reason for our existence. Man was not put on this earth to become great and powerful , full of knowledge and wisdom so as to make himself god. That was the lie the serpent tempted Eve with in the garden. "Ye shall be as gods" was the first and continues to be the ultimate temptation.
Mankind's purpose in life is to bring glory to his creator. If an artist spends his whole life "creating" a masterpiece, what will make it worth all the work it took to make it? Recognition, of course. When others stand in awe of the craftsmanship and precise master strokes of the artist, it brings glory to him and justifies all the sacrifices it took to produce it.
When we, as God's creation, produce good works and live our lives in a Godly manner; then we bring glory to our Creator and fill His heart with joy. When we live for ourselves and care not if what we do disgraces our Creator, we fill His heart with sorrow and anger. When man lowers God to his level and makes god do what he wants him to do; Almighty God sits in eternity and weeps giant tears of grief for the loss of His prized possession.
In the centuries after Adam's fall, mankind began crafting and making idols made with his hands. These idols did as they were told for they were not the creator but the creation. People would worship these idols because they did as they were told. If they failed to "produce", they were thrown away or melted into raw material. Mankind has had a love affair with idols for 6,000 years.
Many people today want a god who will do what they want him to do. They are not interested in yielding to a God they cannot see, hear, taste, smell or touch. People want a tangible god, not some spirit that cannot be seen or searched for on Google. People want to be able to put their god in a box. The idea of a "cosmic entity" out there somewhere beyond man's ability to locate both terrifies and confuses the natural man. This type of god is not to be desired by these people, for he cannot be controlled.
When a person finally decides they are tired of worshipping idols made with human hands and turn to the true God; they begin a journey which will take a lifetime to finish. God is not one to be known or understood by simply reading about Him in a book. His power, grace, mercy, love and peace all must be experienced before they can be even remotely understood. No idol ever made by man has the ability to save, restore, heal or forgive. Almighty God not only can do all these things, He graciously HAS DONE them through the work of His Son Jesus Christ.
In Ephesians 2:10 we find one of the greatest verses in the Bible concerning who we are and what God has done for us:
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."
The word translated "workmanship", would better be translated "masterpiece". We are God's "masterpiece" created in Christ Jesus. That which we were created FOR is Good Works. When God created us IN Christ Jesus, it was all so we could walk in good works to bring Him glory. We have within us the necessary ingredients to walk in such a way as to produce fruit that glorifies God. That is our very purpose and destiny in this life. We are alive to bring glory to our God who saved us and created Christ in us, the hope of our future glory.
We are not alive to bring glory to ourselves, our families or our employers. We are here to live our lives in such a manner as to bring glory to the God who not only created our physical bodies but who created in us the Holy Spirit and thus enabled us to produce fruit to the glory of God. As we walk in the "good works" we were fore-ordained to walk in, we glorify God in our body, soul and spirit.
At times it is difficult to justify the rejection, pressure and sacrifice needed to walk, stand and live in a manner that identifies us as sons of God. People laugh at us, mock us and defame our very character. They call us fanatics, mentally challenged, foolish and enemies. Friends forsake us, relatives hide from us and acquaintances keep their distance from us; all because we are not like them. Let them whisper among themselves. Let them make their snide remarks and roll their eyes. Let them go home to the idols they have made and worship as their creation.
We ARE different, for we serve the one True God not made with human hands. We worship the Creator of all things and especially US. We obey and live for Him who saved us and called us with His holy calling. We march to a different drum. We tread on the road less traveled. We do not live for man's glory, but to glorify the God who created us and has preserved us. If this is our attitude toward living, then it really doesn't matter what other people think or say. For we know when it is all said and done where we will be spending eternity and who we will have the joy and honor of spending it with!
I see the eye of God. It is spanning eternity seeing all things at all times. The rectina of His eye encompasses the universe contracting with the light of the world and expanding with the darkness of the world. One day soon the expanse of His eye will be complete and His Word, with billions of His saints, will pass through bringing justice to earth. If the thought of this happening in the next moment brings fear to one's heart then repentance is needed. As a new creation we should be filled with joy and looking very forward to His return.
Keep in mind, judgment will come first to the house of God. Today is the day for each child of God to examine his own heart. On that day blame cannot be transferred . . . each soul is responsible for their own condition. Salvation is a free gift but not spiritual immunity. Without holiness no one will see the Kingdom of God.