The God of Personalness- What does that mean to us?

Al Ngu    February 4, 2023

The Trinitarian God is the bedrock for understanding the ultimate reality in our culture and lives. So what does that mean exactly? Our God is personal, absolute and relational (Chris Watkin). These are the three foundational attributes of our God. That becomes the bedrock for our culture and lives. The fact that the universe was created by God, and because God is personal, therefore the universe has to take on the personality of its creator who is personal. And because the creator God is personal, therefore the universe inherits their personalness. Because humans were created in the image of God.

Now because God’s personalness is irreducible and fundamental in the universe, therefore all people have personalness and dignity that cannot be taken away. We have this dignity not because of our intelligence or ability, but because our God is personal and full of grace.

Now this is truly phenomenal because we do live in a personal universe. We don’t live in an impersonal universe where everything is, like scientific cause and effect, transactional, etcetera. It’s almost like inhuman or inhumane, you can almost even go to a robotic sense of the word to describe this world if the personalness of God is taken away. Therefore, how can anybody live in a universe without the personalness of God? Is it’s like our neighbor comes here, who has known us for a long time, we act like we don’t know one another. How? How you do it, and very formal kind of thing, that completely is so unnatural and unbecoming.

God wants us to have a personal, relational kind of universe, communal kind of world we live in. Now nobody can challenge that because that personalness comes from God. And you can’t challenge God.

Now our God is personal and full of grace.  John 1: 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

That’s such a beautiful word, such encouraging. Things for us to listen and understand. That means when anybody is hurt or downcast, he or she can begin to reach out to God and realize that God actually hears our prayers, actually feels our pain., especially in the person of Jesus Christ, who is the second person of the Trinitarian God. Because Jesus himself suffered in this world, and was tempted in all ways, and yet without sin, therefore he completely understands us where we come from, and he empathizes with us (Heb 4:15).

So this is super, superbly important so that we don’t live in a world devoid of human touch. The fact that some scientist or philosopher in this world, proposing that human beings are really made of ashes earth and we are returning to ashes earth without any living being personalness inside us, we simply vanish when we die, that is the most dehumanizing thing one can never hear.

It is therefore so important to embrace the God of Personalness, which is most beautiful. Beautifully amplified and communicated and expressed in the person Jesus Christ. As the second person of the Trinitarian Godhead, the son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, incarnated into this world and became like one of us. Would you call that personal? There’s nothing else more personal than God who became a human on this earth. And that is the Christmas. We celebrate each year. In the in the manger a child was given birth and his name is Prince of Peace, mighty God, Hallelujah.

With that we should always respect and honor one another should never look down on anyone else. No matter what skin color or economic background or ethnic background. You don’t need to fight for racial equality, by some campaigns, as human hearts are evil and depraved and broken on the first place;  the best way to approach it is to embrace the God of personalness who created us. In his image and being personal and full of grace, we therefore will have the ability to treat one another, one another we honor with compassion and respect and love because of the one who first created us. Amen.

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