God Is Glorious!

Laura N. Sweet

Read: Psalm 96 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! (v. 3) We have considered many of the unique qualities of God in the past couple of weeks, including his holiness, wisdom, strength, and eternality. We have rejoiced in his unchanging love and faithfulness towards us, and we have peeked into the mysteries of the Trinity, and of Christ as the God-man. Our only conclusion must be that God is beautiful, he is good, …

Jesus Alone Is Worthy

Laura N. Sweet

Read: Revelation 5 Worthy is the Lamb who was slain . . . (v. 12) We understand that the word worship refers to the reverence and adoration we express for God. But the Old English word actually comes from a term meaning “worth-ship;” giving worth to something or someone. Only one who is worthy deserves the worship of another. Revelation 5 brings to light just how worthy Jesus is of honor, glory, and worship. In John’s vision of the throne …

Jesus Is Both God and Man

Laura N. Sweet

Read: John 1:1-14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us . . . (v. 14) As we consider the uniqueness of God, we come to the revelation that Jesus is both fully God and fully man. This makes him unique in all of the universe! Isaiah prophesied in the Old Testament that the Messiah would be known as “Immanuel”—“God with us” (Isa. 7:14; see Matt. 1:23). As John began his Gospel, he shared the wonder of this truth. …

Jesus Is God the Son

Laura N. Sweet

Read: Hebrews 1 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. (v. 3) Family resemblance can be a funny thing. I never thought any of our three children looked much like either me or my husband—but they sure resemble each other! My four-year-old grandson looks more and more like his daddy every day. And his baby sister? She looks a lot …

God Is Triune

Laura N. Sweet

Read: John 14:8-21 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth. (vv. 16-17) One of God’s most unique distinctions—and perhaps the one most difficult to understand—is the fact that he is triune. He is one God (one what), but he exists as three persons (three whos)—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. All three persons are co-equal and co-eternal; they are the one being …

God Is the Righteous Judge

Laura N. Sweet

Read: Psalm 94:1-15 Rise up, O judge of the earth; repay to the proud what they deserve! (v. 2) Human justice can only be imperfect. Our knowledge and understanding are limited; we can’t fully know a person’s true intentions or see into the human heart. Also, we are corruptible by nature because of the fall; jurors have prejudices, lawyers can misrepresent, and judges can be influenced. It’s no wonder that justice is often denied. It’s a comfort for believers to …