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God the Father is All Powerful
June 9, 2020

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Published: June 9, 2020

We looked yesterday at how God shows His fatherhood in being the Author of all creation. Today we will follow this up by looking at how God the Father is all powerful (as if creation alone isn’t enough!). As God spoke to many in Scripture, He always emphasized His authority in being able to do all things. While many over the course of history, both past and present, fail to recognize His power, let’s not make the same mistake. Let’s celebrate it.

Read Exodus 3:13-14 and Exodus 6:2-3.

  • Who does God say He is to Moses in 3:14?
    (I AM or I AM WHO I AM)
  • Who does God say He is to Moses in 6:2?
    (Yahweh or YHWH)
  • How does this convey His power to Moses and ultimately the Jewish people?
    (it shows He is emphasizing He is incomprehensible and eternal – in Hebrew it basically means “to be”)

We serve a God who’s so powerful, human words aren’t going to do justice in describing His power, so He just says “I AM”! We may not think much of this because it just looks like words, but do not be casual when you speak of the Lord. This is the same phrase Jesus uses later in John 18:6, and His WORDS literally made the Roman soldiers fall to the ground! There is all power in just this one statement God uses to describe Himself to Moses and his people.

Read Exodus 20:1-26.

  • List the ways that God showed His power to the people – what was their response?
    (fear)
  • What did God remind them of right before He gave them the commandments?
    (remember He led them out of Egypt – talk about how His power which did that, too, if you have time)

Read Jeremiah 10:6-10 and Jeremiah 17:13.

  • What does verse 10 say happens in God’s wrath?
    (the earth quakes and nations fall)
  • What would be a logical conclusion to those who don’t honor the power of God?
    (destruction)

Make no mistake about it, we serve a mighty and all powerful Father. There’s history in Scripture that points to it. There’s creation moving and responding to His voice and direction every day. We exist simply at His word! This doesn’t mean that we should just live in fear of Him, though, like the Israelites did. They didn’t know Him, so they asked Moses to speak about Him to them. You and I can get to know this all powerful Father and have a relationship with Him. What an encouraging and exciting thought!

Pray today by recognizing His power, the works of His hands and His words, and the fact that He once again will exercise His power when He has Christ return to redeem the world and make all things new (Revelation 21:5).

Close by singing How Great Thou Art.