Have you ever noticed the way children ask questions?Many start asking as soon as they learn to speak.With wide,eager eyes,they look up at you and ask such things as:Why is the sky blue?What are the stars made of?Who taught the birds to sing?You may try hard to answer,but it is not always easy.Even your best answer may lead to yet another question:Why?
Children are not the only ones who ask questions.As we grow up,we keep asking.We do this in order to find our way, to learn of dangers that we need to avoid, or to satisfy our curiosity.But many people seem to stop asking questions, especially the most important ones.At least, they stop searching for the answers.
Think about the question on the cover of this article, the questions raised in the preface, or those at the beginning of this article. These are some of the most important questions you can ask. Yet, many people have given up trying to find the answers. Why? Does the Bible have the answers? Some feel that its answers are too hard to understand. Others worry that asking questions could lead to shame or embarrassment. And some decide that such questions are best left to religious leaders and teachers. What about you?
Very likely you are interested and getting answers to life’s big questions. No doubt you sometimes wounder:’What is the purpose of life? Is this life all there is? What is God really like? ‘It is good to ask such questions, and it is important that you do not give up until you find satisfying, reliable answers. The famous teacher Jesus Christ said: “Keep on asking, and it will be given you; keep on seeking, and you will find; keep on knocking, and it will be opened to you. ” – Matthew 7:7.
If you “keep on seeking” for answers to the important questions, you will find that the search can be very rewarding. Despite what other people may have told you, there are answers, and you can find them – in the Bible.The answers are not to hard to understand.Better yet, they bring hope and joy.And they can help you to live a saisfying life right now.To begin, let us consider a question that has troubled many people.
GOD WANTS YOU TO KNOW WHO HE IS
If you want someone to get to know you, what might you do? Would you not tell the person your name? Does God have a name? Many religions answer that his name “God” or “Lord,” but those are not personal names.They are titles, just as “king” and “president” are titles. The Bible teaches that God has many titles. “God” and “Lord” are among them. However, the Bible also teaches that God has a personal name: Jehovah. Psalm 83:18 says: “You, whose name is Jehovah, you alone are the Most High over all the earth.The truth is that God’s name appears thousands of time in ancient Bible manuscripts.So Jehovah wants you to know his name and to use it. In a sense hei s using the Bible to introduce himself to you.
God gave himself an name that is full of meaning. His name, Jehovah, means that God can fulfill any promise he makes and can carry out any purpose he has in mind. God’s name is unique, one of a kind. It belongs only to him. In a number of ways, Jehovah is unique. How is that so?
Jehovah is also unique in that he alone is the Creator. Revelation 4:11 reads: “You are worthy, Jehovah even our God, to recive the glory and the honor and the power, because you created all things, and becuse of your will they existed and were created.” Everything that you can think of – from the invisible spirit creatures in heaven to the stars that fill the night sky to the fruit that grows on the trees to the fish that swim in the oceans and rivers – all of it exists because Jehavah is the Creator!
CAN YOU BE CLOSE TO JEHOVAH?
Reading about Jehovah’s awe-inspiring qualities makes some people feel a little uneasy. They fear that God is to high for them, that they could never get close to him or even matter to such a lofty God. But is this idea correct? The Bible teachers just the opposite.It says of Jehovah: ” In fact, he is not far off from each one of us. ” The Bible even urges us: ” Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you. “- James 4:8.
True, you cannot see God because he is an invisible spirit. By learning about him through the pages of the Bible, however, you can come to know him as a person. As the psalmist said, you can “be hold the pleasantness of Jehovah. “The more you learn about Jehovah, the more learn he will be come to you and the more reason you will have to love him and feel close to him.
As you learn more from the Bible, you may find that some well – meaning people will urge you to stop such studies. They may worry that you will change your beliefs. But do not let anyone stop you from forming the best friendship you can ever have.
Of course, they will be thinks that you do not understand at first. It can be a little humbling to ask for help, but do not hold back because of embarrassment. Jesus said that it is good to be humble, like little child. And children, as we know, ask a lot of questions. God wants you to find the answers. The Bible praises some who were eager to learn about God. They checked carefully in the scriptures to make sure that what they were learning was the truth. – Acts 17:11.
The best way to learn about Jehovah is to examine the Bible. It is differnt from any other book. In what way? We will find out in the next article.I hope you all like my article soon i will post another useful article about what the Bible really teaches.