Saturday, November 26, 2011

Why Can't We Come To God? 1 Timothy 6:16

God Loves You
At first glance, we think we can never get to God but that is why He has provided the way for us.

"Who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen." 1 Timothy 6:16, NIV

This verse tells much about God. He is the beginning, the source, the unending, and that God is One;  it says "Who alone..." as in the one and only, he is utterly set apart from all else we can dream, or understand.

Nothing about The Lord will diminish. He won't wear out, get tired, or need to be recharged. He is beyond, or outside of the boundaries of time and space since he created them; so all our ideas of God in relationship to the physical are going to fall immeasurably short. Our concepts are bound by the physical realities we dwell inside of, but God dwells outside our physical realities so we can't get a perfect understanding of him.

God dwells in unapproachable light. We who are weak and small do not have the physical, mental, or spiritual equipment to find The Lord; such traits do not exist outside of God.

We like the idea of earning acceptance with God but it is only a hopeful and fatal fantasy in the light of God. To know Him is the ultimate absolute in life, yet in our heart of hearts we know finding God on our own is vain, and we both admire and disdain those who persevere in their efforts to do so. The fact stands no one through sacrifice, giving, religion, philosophy, or any discipline can see The Father.

That is a good thing because if we could comprehend God and put Him in terms of our limited understanding then He would be very small indeed, just as small as we are.

If The Almighty lives in unapproachable light what can we do to come to Him? The word "unapproachable" means we can’t come toward him, thankfully He desires for us to know Him and He has made a way.

God did what we cannot do; since we can't find Him He initiated a relationship with humanity by revelation. He revealed himself to humankind by becoming as one of us in the person of his Son Jesus; this also is beyond our logic. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the father except through me." John 14:6. Christ by his death and resurrection paid for the sins that kept us from The Father and so we are able to come to God

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