A reflection on a talk by Rob, by Kelly.
Pastor Rob spoke about the simplicity of God’s nature. In the bible God’s nature is described right at the beginning in Genesis 1. All that existed was darkness, void, and without form. Then as God’s Spirit moved, light was created. This bought form, truth, clarity, definition and God saw that the light was good. He then created the seas and land, creatures, mankind and all livings things. “And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good” verse 31. This lays out the pattern for God’s nature.
This theme of light and dark continues through the Bible. Then in Acts 2 we read that God’s Spirit was given to people, to dwell in them. It is through this that people now could exhibit God’s nature, the light, themselves.
How do we display God’s nature?
In Ephesians 4:17 Paul is encouraging the church to serve the spirit.
Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.
It’s human nature to chase the things that are self serving. Instead, work to create something good that will also serve others. This comes from listening to the spirit because the spirit is light. It points us where it wants us to go. Focus the light. Look for the good things. Sometimes it will appear dark. But you can step into the light anytime. It’s always there and it’s plentiful. And when you do, God’s nature will inevitably be displayed through you.