December 2nd, 2015
The God of the Bible is vital in every sense of the word. He has always existed and will continue to exist eternally. His name reveals His vital existence: “I AM WHO I AM” (Exodus 3:14). His purpose is redemptive, His actions are wholly righteous, and His love is powerfully transformative. Unlike the impersonal, blind forces of materialism, the God of the Bible is actively engaged in existence at every level.
Such a vital God imparts vitality–renewed strength for endurance–to those who wait in hope on Him. The God who never grows tired or weary “gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak” (Isaiah 40:28).
This promise was demonstrated on the day of Pentecost, when Christ’s followers received divine power to be His witnesses by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. This continues to happen today, wherever believers wait in hope for the vitalizing and revitalizing presence of the everlasting God.
Author: Duane Brush