Before Jesus Christ came into this world, many people had just as many mistaken ideas as they have today. Many people don’t like to think about God, but Jesus did. He showed us that it is wrong to think that God is a solemn God. The Jewish people thought of God as a stern lawgiver who demanded justice and one who got really peeved if men did not give Him the respect due him. Jesus revealed to them however that they should think about God’s love and kindness.
I just heard one person say that men have invented many long and un-understandable terms for God. You can hear a lot of things preached that are in error on the television these days that are not taught in the Bible which we must just toss aside and prayerfully read and study for ourselves. We must trust the Holy Spirit to lead guide and direct us in our growth in grace and knowledge concerning God.
God is not a Cosmic Cop watching and waiting for us around some corner or parked somewhere in the dark for us to commit an unforgivable sin so he can punish us eternally in an everlasting hell. Still a lot of people still believe that God is harsh, unreasonable without love and compassion. There so many wrong ideas and mistakes concerning the Father.
There are so many people that some men cannot see how God can care for each one. Of course, they thought, he might be interested only in the great men and not be concerned with the common people. But as I study my Bible I am assured by the words of Jesus that God loves and cares for us all. That I have known since I was a child.
I thank God that I began to know God at an early age. I have known him as a loving, caring, and the God of blessings, seen and unseen.