Our Response to Who God Is

How should we react to a God who is all these things? We should seek to live holy lives in gratitude for all that He has done for us (1 John 2:6).

We, His children, must be truthful. Like God, we should love truth and hate falsehood (Proverbs 12:22; Isaiah 59:2–4; 3 John 1:3).

We should seek to be holy. To live a holy life is to be wholly committed to God (1 Peter 1:15).

We should be righteous. We should love all that draws us closer to Him and hate all that drives us away (James 5:16).

We should be good, just, and loving. His love must show itself through us (John 15:4).

Our God is great and greatly to be praised (Psalm 145:3). We do not need to be afraid of Him. He is powerful and worthy of our respect, but our reverence should not be that of cowering. Instead it should inspire a love so strong that we will do all that is necessary to keep from displeasing Him. Christians should be driven by their love for God to discard and avoid anything that will hurt their relationship with Him.

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Beyond Valor - Book

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Deep reflection on the fundamental Christian messages of love, compassion, charity, and self-sacrifice are part of Henry “Red” Erwin’s story, as told by his grandson, Jon Erwin .

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