Sun, 12 February 2012
February 5, 2012
Synopsis: God told Moses, “I AM WHO I AM” now go tell the people (Exodus 3:14-17). Later the people responded, “You are who WE SAY you are” (Exodus 32:1-6). That attitude always leads to a Mistaken Identity. The god who is the product or invention of people winds up being nothing other than “Dead Weight” (1 Corinthians 8:4-6). I AM gives life to believers (John 3:3-8). It doesn’t work the other way around.
It is easy to be distracted by human desires and human intervention. Israel asked for a king (1 Samuel 12:20-22) so they could exalt one person to the place of God. The people got a king and all of the weights that go along with having one.
The bottom line for interaction with I AM is humility (James 4:7-10). God exalts believers.
Scripture Text (NLT): Exodus 3:14-17; 32:1-6; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; John 3:3-8; 1 Samuel 12:20-22; James 4:7-10