Is there any thing more pressing for us than to know who we are and what are here for – our Identity and Purpose. Today, we’re looking at how God, through the Bible, answers those questions and asking how we can apply this truth in a tangible way in our lives.
In Gen 1 God reveals himself to the newly freed nation of Israel from slavery. His introduction sets him apart as the only true God who is uncreated and has all authority. And also reveals his fatherly love for his creation as shown in his original plan, placing them as gardeners in the garden of eden and his rescuing Israel from slavery by his grace.
In Isaiah Ch 9 he is given a vision to encourage the people of Judah who are faced with a coming invasion from Assyria or with oppressive allegiances. God gives them hope in the form of a Child who will be an eternal divine King. He will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace.