17For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, the terrible [awesome] God, who is not partial… (Amplified)
We all describe a lot of things to other people each day—from the new outfit we bought, to the new room we redecorated, to the beautiful sunset you saw at the beach, to the smile on your child’s face. We describe many things throughout our lifetime. What’s your description of God? How would you describe Him?
The dictionary says that the word describe means: to tell or depict in written or spoken words; give an account of. Another dictionary (Free Dictionary) explains the meaning of description as a representation in words.
What’s your description of God? The verse explains how God was known in the Old Testament but He is much more today. He is above all other gods, that He is mighty—a hero, strong and valiant, and who is to be honored and magnified, and who does not distinguish between peoples. God completed the picture of who He is through His Son. Everything He showed in the Old Testament was a picture of something better to come. Jesus brought a better covenant for man, the covenant of God’s grace.
Phil Drysdale puts it this way: Anything you believe about God that does not line up with the person of Jesus is not accurate.
Jesus is the representation of God in this earth. If you want to know what God is like, look at Jesus. Through Jesus, God shows us His overwhelming love that not anyone would perish but all would come to salvation; that just as Jesus is, so are we in this world when we’re in Him.
So what’s your description of God? How do you see Jesus? If you see Him as el-cheapo, then you don’t have an accurate understanding or picture of who He is. Jesus reflects the God of abundance, a blessing God, a healing Lord, the One who will deliver and set you free from anything destructive. He’s an equal opportunity Lord because He is not partial but wants the best for you.
Learn more about Jesus and you’ll be able to describe the God who lives big in you.