Exegetical Essay On God In Genesis 22: 25-33

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God in The Bible In the Bible, there are many stories that show what God is like. God can really be anything, but the verses I want to touch on to explain what God is like are Genesis 18:16-33, Deuteronomy 32:10-18, Psalms 37, John 1, and Luke 13:22-35. In Genesis 18:16-33 God is judgmental and compassionate. God wants to go down to Sodom and Gomorrah to see what they have done. Abraham then asks God, “will you indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; will you then sweep away the place and not forgive it for the fifty righteous who are in it?” (Genesis 18: 23-24). Abraham does not want God to cast judgement on everyone and totally wipe out the land when there could be a few people …show more content…
David starts out by saying, “Trust in the LORD, and do good; so, you will live in the land, and enjoy security. Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalms 37:4-5). God doesn’t want anyone to struggle and worry. God wants us to trust that the Lord will always be there to guide us out of obstacles that may arise in life. Later throughout Psalm 37, God changes to being presumptuous because the Lord does know all. Verses 12 and 13 states, “The wicked plot against the righteous, and gnash their teeth at them; but the LORD laughs at the wicked, for he sees that their day is coming” (Psalms 37: 12-13). God is being a rock; why worry when you have God laughing at the people plotting against you? God also shows, later in the Psalm, how you can lean on the Lord, by presenting that God will always be there to help the poor and righteous people, but will bring his wrath upon the …show more content…
John 1:10-12 says, “He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God.” (John 1: 10-12). This also shows God as a welcoming figure. John is a child of God, and John was a bearer in giving power to make other people children of God. As long that you are righteous, God will welcome you as the Lord’s child. Then it moves on to God being mysterious. For example, verse 18 says, “No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Fathers heart, who has made him known.” (John 1:18). This brings up the question I have always heard as a child and even sometimes now as an adult, “If no one has seen God then how do we know he is real?”. I personally like the mystery of God, I feel like I can connect spiritually rather than physically to a mysterious being which I feel is more important in the long run with trying to live for God. The rest of John 1 talks about John’s encounter with Jesus, but God doesn’t come up as

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