Life (1)

The way, the truth and the life!
The way, the truth and the life!

The Bible’s highest definition of life is eternal life (John 17:3), knowing God in Jesus Christ that is. However, life is a principle of free energy, of active force. Living is action. To live is to act. Activity is the expression of life. This is true of God. God, according to Scripture is the living God. And, wherever, in the Bible, God is in this way presented, the idea that he is, in himself, an active God, and reveals himself as such. He is the living God in distinction from idols. They are the work of men, and are altogether vanity; they can neither see, nor hear, nor speak. But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God (Jeremiah 10:3-10). At Mount Sinai Israel recognised him as the living God, he talked with man. They witnessed him divide the waters of the Red Sea, the waters of the Jordan, by all this they knew him as the true, the living, active God. God has life in himself. And that means he is infinite energy, pure activity. He never slumbers nor sleeps. He is eternally active with his whole being: hears and sees, wills and knows, loves and hates. His holiness is not a cold virtue, it is a living flame, a consuming fire. His righteousness is not an attribute that occasionally reveals itself in action, it is an energetic, ever active power. His mercy is ever fervent, his lovingkindness is ever ardent. All that is in God is eternally and infinitely active. For he is the living God. There is no life apart from him.

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