Bible Society of South Africa
Danny Fourie

God’s grace, love and power – Day 2

God proves God self

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God's Word through his Son

1In the past, God spoke to our ancestors many times and in many ways through the prophets, 2but in these last days he has spoken to us through his Son. He is the one through whom God created the universe, the one whom God has chosen to possess all things at the end.

Hebrews 1:1-2GNBOpen in Bible reader

With the onset of summer, ants become more active. Suddenly, there were ants in my house in different places, walking in long lines. They were also in the kitchen cupboard where I keep my food. I put everything I could in plastic containers, but the ants did not disappear. At last, when I had enough, I unpacked and washed out the cupboard, and sprayed all around the doors of the cupboard. I didn’t want to do that, but how do I tell the ants that they are not welcome in my kitchen cupboard?

You wish you could handle the ants differently. If only you could tell them that you want to be their friend and that you would like to help them. You will wait a long time for an ant to look up at you and go tell the others that he can prove that you exist. It will never happen. If the ants won’t come to you, you will have to go to them. You will have to become an ant and then, you can relay your existence and message in their language.

This is exactly what God did with us as human beings. God became man and made himself known to us. The word here is “manifest”. God manifested himself.

We, therefore, do not prove God to exist. God proves himself – through nature, in the Bible and especially in Jesus Christ. When you look carefully at Jesus, you can see who God is. As one gets to know a painter through his paintings, so one gets to know God through Jesus Christ (John 14:9).

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