The nature of God–His perspective, His action, the scope of His power–is not a simple thing to contemplate. His eternal nature exceeds our perception. But in scripture,He hasn’t been shy in revealing Himself. So we return to Jeremiah and examine what is probably the most difficult subject to unpack: the sovereignty of God and His administration of all creation–including us. A big big subject, today on Faithbuilders.
Throughout history there have been an assortment of mystical overlords presiding over the human condition. The God of the Bible stands apart. The family of Abraham came to know Him as THE LORD. The one true God. And while He’s obviously larger, grander, more mysterious, and powerful than we begin to understand, He revealed Himself to us in terms we do understand: our Heavenly Father. A beloved First Cause who proved His devotion to all creation by sending us His only begotten son … Jesus, to redeem and reconcile us to Himself. God the Father, today, on Faithbuilders.
In today’s session Dr. Nunnally examines Jeremiah 2, which he describes as being similar to a court case where God serves as prosecutor. The defendant is Israel, God’s chosen people. “‘Did I do something to you?’ asks God. “You left me.'” The rhetorical form adopted in chapter 2 is that of a “revel,” a court case. Tracking scripture we see God reminding Israel of His bestowment of blessings enjoyed by the nation, the unfaithfulness of Israel, failure of leadership and Israel’s miserable preference for other Gods. Having made His contentions, God described the consequences: enslavement. Jeremiah 2:2, 29; 2:2-3; 2: 2-25; Ezekiel 20:35; Isaiah 5: Psalm 105: 12-15; Exodus 19:6; 1 Peter 2:9; Numbers 11:29; 1Chronicles 16:22; 1 Corinthians 2:15; 1 Corinthians 5:12; Psalm 105:15; 1 John 2:20,27
This session continues with the topic introduced in Session 4. Was Jesus indeed God? This question is the most significant theological issue we face today. Scripture tells us: “in Him, all deity dwells.” (Colossians 2:9)
Romans 9:4; Romans 11:26; Romans 11:15; John 1:1,18; John 10:30; John 14:9; John 20:28; Matthew 3:3; Hebrews 1:8-10; Hebrews 1:3; Phil 2:6; 1Timothy 3:13; Colossians 1:15; Col 2:9; 1 Timothy 3:15-16; Romans 9:6; Numbers 23:19; Isaiah 55:11; Romans 11:26; Romans 11:15