By Jarrod Belcher
Romans chapter 1 tells us what is patently obvious in that when we look at the beauty and design of nature it is an exercise in common sense to say that there has to be a God who created all things. It is as if the creation itself shouts that there is purpose to it. The Apostle Paul says that to deny the existence of God is to suppress the truth in unrighteousness (Rom. 1:18). But even as we are able to come inherently to the knowledge that there must be an omnipotent God who has created all things, creation is not able to tell us anything specific about him other than he exists.
This is where the Bible which is the Word of God is of great help to us. It tells us what God likes and what he dislikes. It tells us the expectation he has for his people and other things concerning his character. The most specific thing we find out about him is that he is revealed in the person of Jesus Christ. We have in prior weeks talked about the unique supremacy of Christ which is a way of saying that he is above anyone else that has ever lived. We’ve already discussed him as Creator and now we ponder on the truth that only Jesus reveals God to us.
Colossians 1:15 says he is the image of the invisible God. At the beginning of time when God made man he made him in his own image and that image was the Son of God. Just a few verses later the passage speaks of the incarnation of Jesus by saying that in Christ all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell. You see Jesus was not just the best of all men or “the fairest of ten thousand.” He is not merely a great example for us to emulate nor is he the highest of all angels. As he said in John 14, “I am in the Father and the Father is in me.” If we want to know God and have him revealed to us then we must know that he has revealed himself in the person of Jesus Christ. So let us devote ourselves to him.