The Living GodBy Rev. John Cortright on 08/20/2017
All man-made idols are vanity. No other “gods” compare to the one true God, the only one. Yahweh is the true God, the living God, an everlasting King! “The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth.”
They heard a real voice. A living being, the Creator of heavens and earth. They heard the voice of “the living God.”
Moses is now dead. He had led them 40 years in the wilderness. But it was not the man, Moses, who led the children of Israel out of Egypt. Rather, it was Yahweh, the living God, that led them out of Egypt with a mighty hand! Moses was dead, but God was still alive, now working in the man, Joshua!
1 Samuel 17:25, 36
All of Israel was frozen in fear due to the giant, but David saw beyond the flesh. He put his trust in the living God!
2 Kings 19:4; 10-19
Hezekiah put his confidence in the living God. The other gods that the Assyrians had conquered could be cast into the fire and destroyed, for they were no gods, but works of men’s hands--wood and stone. But when they came up against Jerusalem and King Hezekiah, they were not fighting against dumb idols, but they were coming up against the living God.
Daniel 6:20, 26
The group consulted against Daniel, making it a crime worthy of capital punishment for anyone to make a petition to any god other than King Darius. However, Daniel wasn’t praying to just another god; rather, he was petitioning the living God!
Jupiter was the supreme god of the Roman pantheon, and Mercurius was the god of financial gain, commerce, communication, etc. Paul and Barnabas urged them to turn from these vanities to the living God, which made heaven and earth!
“My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.”
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