One God Who Covers All Our Bases
What makes more sense, keeping track of thousands of gods on a worshiping scorecard, or relying on one true God?
In ancient times, and even during the days when Jesus Christ walked this earth, mankind worshipped many gods, too many. Perhaps they thought the more the merrier. In Rome, Egypt and Mesopotamia alone, they worshipped thousands of gods, goddesses, demi gods, and other deities. They created deities to help with every aspect of their daily lives, including its end in death. They believed these deities could help keep society and the environment in check, and in their favor.
Doesn't it seem smarter, and certainly more efficient, to worship one god who covers all the bases, the one true God.
Yes, but what about our worship of God the Father, God the Son, Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit? Aren't we at least worshiping three different gods? Aren't there scriptures in which it sounds like three distinct gods are mentioned. For example, Matthew 28:19, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."
Fortunately, God has made it difficult for us to explain how worshiping and relying upon him, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, we are worshiping and relying on one God. If we knew everything about God, would we really need him? And yet, when dozens of scriptures are taken as a whole, they speak loud and clear about one true God who exists in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We worship a God who has no no limits. Scripture says that God is has no limits. He has no limitations. He is all-knowing, all-present, all-powerful, and without beginning or end. In fact, there's no room in the house we call existence for another god of any shape, form or size.
We worship an all-possibility God. As we read in Matthew 19:26, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
God Covers All Our Bases
How does God cover all our bases? What does that mean for you and me? Why should we care?
The fact our one true God exists in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, means he covers all our bases from the day we are created in our mother's womb, to when we accept his Son as our personal savior, and to our daily lives guided by the Holy Spirit.
God provides us with everything we need, including what we cannot provide for ourselves, things we consider impossible. He allows us to have access to his wisdom, an opportunity to see and understanding things as we act in a way far beyond our capabilities.
God is there when we struggle to accomplish things and are on the verge of giving up, to turn what we think to be impossible into the possible. He protects us in an often chaotic and fallen world when seemingly all odds are against us, and is there available 24/7 to give of us peace.
God has provided a way for you and me, humans beings prone to pride and sin, a way to repent and redeem ourselves. When was the last time you tried to forgive yourself of your sins.
Listen to God's Words
"The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." (Isaiah 58:11)
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us," (Ephesians 3:20)
"No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,[c] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." (1 Corinthians 10:13)
Also read: Psalm 37:4, John 15:7, 2 Peter 3:9
In the Words of Others
“There are 613,806,639 men in the world. Statistically, God has got you covered! So, never worry about one person not caring about you. Someone up to the challenge will always take his place.” Shannon L. Alder
“We must cease striving and trust God to provide what He thinks is best and in whatever time He chooses to make it available. But this kind of trusting doesn't come naturally. It's a spiritual crisis of the will in which we must choose to exercise faith.” Charles R. Swindoll
“God will fight your battles if you just keep still. He is able to carry you through. Trust Him. Keep standing, keep believing and keep hoping.” Germany Kent
Think About It
When you think about God covering all your bases, what comes to mind? Summarize your thoughts in a sentence or two.
Describe what the availability of a 24/7 God who exists in three persons means to you, even though you can't explain this mystery.
Consider ways in which an all-possibility God helps you when you face what you think to be impossible to do.