Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Why God is desirable

What makes God desirable?

1. He lacks nothing and needs nothing. 

Nothing we have or can offer Him meets any need of, in or by God. He has none. He is completely whole, other oriented and self-sufficient. This removes any pressure on us to give God anything.

2. He is everything we need and desire. 

All things we seek and desire are ultimately a desire for God. We simply use other things as God substitutes to fill the void of God's absence due to our distrust of him.

3. He truly delights and finds joy in our delighting in Him.

We are created by Him and like Him (in his image) so we might enter into and participate in the joy God has within the eternal, blissful and all-sufficient community of Father, Son and Spirit. In short he overflows in love and desires to share the joy of who he is with us.

This makes him both perfect and beautiful. In short, desirable. This in main part is what makes God adorable and glorious, full of wonder, worthy of all our praise.

As we come to see God as he truly is we increasingly come to love and trust him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and love our neighbors as ourselves.

"Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! 
How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! 
"For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?" 
"Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?"
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. - A doxology of praise by the apostle Paul. Rom 11:32-36

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