Thinking, Speaking and Viewing God Rightly

The Bible makes it clear that how we think, speak and view God matters. A.W. Tozer put it this way:
“What comes to mind when we think of God is the most important thing about us.”
Job received grace and mercy and then blessing because he spoke of God rightly. Jonah was tormented by what he knew to be true about God. He struggled because he knew God was faithful to His word. In the first four commandments we learn that it matters to God about how we think, speak and view Him.
In our 21st century, post-Christian culture, we take God lightly. We view Him too lowly. We don’t fully consider His majesty and lack respect for His holiness.
When we think rightly about the Lord we are convinced, in an instant, to love Him fully with our everythingness; desiring to obey Him and follow His word, seeking to worship Him with the entirety of our heart, soul, and mind. When we have a right view of God, we stand in awe of His majesty and tremble in the presence of His holiness.
Too often we have a low view of God, if not all together wrong. We don’t take time to get our words right when we speak about Him. We attempt to make Him into our own image of what we would like God to be like. We dictate to God what He can, can’t, should, and shouldn’t do. Really? While this would be understandable if we were unbelievers, it is inexplicable when we profess to have faith in Christ and pick up the Cross. How could we, after all that He has done, care so little that we don’t take time to learn how to think, speak and view God with proper reverence? If it matters to God then it should matter to us.
In order to learn more about someone, you have to spend time with them. The same is true for our relationship with God. We have to spend time with Him, just meditating and communing with Him. We need to devour His word. Ask Him to pour it out into to us. Fill us with His spirit and truth.

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