What does it mean that ‘God is love’?

God is love

The Bible says that “God is love” and tells us how we can know this is true: “God is love. God showed His love among us by this: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that He […]

Are there gods besides God?

Are there any gods besides God?

In Exodus 20:3 God says to the Israelites: “You shall have no other gods before Me.” This means: you should allow nothing in your life take up the place that God rightfully deserves: your total devotion and love should go out to Him. Do not make anything else your god, be it your house, your car, […]

Why does God sometimes not answer our prayers?

Why does God not always answers prayer?

The Bible assures us that God answers us when we pray. In many Bible stories, we find remarkable examples how the Lord God answered people’s prayers. Maybe you know examples in your own life or the lives of others as well. In Matthew 7:7-8, Jesus tells His disciples: “Ask and it will be given you […]

How does God dwell with people?

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory” (John 1:14) When God created the heavens and the earth, He prepared a special place to dwell with mankind, his most cherished creation. This place is known as the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:8). The presence of God, in the […]

What does it mean that God is sovereign?

“In [Christ] we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will” (Ephesians 1:11). God is supreme, the owner and almighty ruler of all things. His creation is at His complete disposal. He is not obligated to anyone and has […]

Why is God sometimes silent in our lives?

Why does God seem silent sometimes in our lives?a

God has given us ways to communicate with him and hear from him. He has given us his Word, the Bible, in which He reveals his will for our lives. By reading, studying and meditating on the Word, we can discern God’s will (2 Timothy 3:15-16). God has also given us prayer (Matthew 6:9-13). When […]