We can sit around all day – or a decade, or a lifetime – talking and thinking about God and how he works. Or... we can actually get to know him, and how he works. The former can be, as Bono puts it, ‘a long way down to nothing at all.’ (Stuck In A Moment, U2) The latter can be exhilarating, liberating, but a road of humility and regeneration.
So this is why, first and foremost, God has given us a written record of his communications, his histories of interacting with mankind, his promises and warnings and reminders – the Bible. He has given us the bible to give us a deep and wide overview and underview and cross-section view to who he is, and how he works. Otherwise, my friends, we would be left with simply my opinions, your opinions, etc. So what has God taught us about who he is and how he works? I set out 2 key points below:
‘Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you.’ (Job 22:21)