100 Day Challenge: Discovering Who God Is

What comes to your mind when you hear these words: “God." Love. Wrath. Distant. Personal. A.W. Tozer once said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” Why? Because we become like what we worship. Who God is has profound implications for who we are. In Exodus 33, Moses asks to see God’s glory (his presence & beauty) to see who he is--in person. God graciously denies him the request because he knows Moses couldn’t survive a full revelation of God, but he does reveal his characteristics in the next chapter. In Exodus 34:4-7, he gives Moses his name, Yahweh, as well as these important aspects to his character: compassionate & gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love & faithfulness, and not leaving the guilty unpunished.

As you continue in the 100 Day Challenge, you may find that God acts in ways that do not fit into your definition of who God is, yet they always follow his character as he presents it in this passage. It’s helpful to understand that God’s love is not contradictory, but rather multi-faceted. It includes being slow to anger and compassionate, but also includes wrath in the face of the destructive nature of sin. My prayer is that, like Moses, you’ll discover more in depth the many aspects of God’s love that will bring you to your knees in praise, fear, confession, repentance, and worship!

Becky Beers
Adult Education Director