Posted by: peebles | September 10, 2012

1 Timothy 1:17 (KJV) ~ Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Within this awesome verse of Scripture four descriptions of God are clearly marked out:
1. The King eternal.
2. Immortal.
3. Invisible.
4. The only wise God.
For our devotional today I would like to highlight one of those amazing qualities from the word “Invisible”. In the animated film, The Polar Express, Tom Hanks, who plays the part of the train conductor, says to one of the children, “The most real things in the world are the things you can’t see.”
Just because God is invisible to your natural eye on earth does not mean He does not exist. Therefore, without God you cannot live, for it was He who made the air that you breathe. Air, or oxygen, has an invisible quality all of its own. Without oxygen you cannot live or breathe, if you cannot breathe you will surely die. Oxygen keeps you alive. You cannot touch it; however, you can feel it and see its affect. For example, in winter as you exhale, you can see your warm breath. Without this invisible air you cannot grow, nor can you ever develop from being a baby into a child, or from a child into an adult. The Bible says in Hebrews 11:3 (NIV), “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what is visible.”
The visible qualities of an invisible God are clearly displayed in Jesus Christ, for as the Bible says of Jesus in Colossians 1:15 (KJV), “Who (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature.” Jesus once said in John 14:9 (NIV), “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.” To believe in Jesus Christ is to believe in the invisible God who became the incarnate Deity in the person of Jesus when the word became flesh and dwelt among us; “pleased as man with man to dwell, Jesus our Immanuel.”
Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Walter Chalmers Smith, the song writer, seems to have had a glimpse of glory when he wrote the words to this old hymn:
Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great Name we praise.
Great Father of glory, pure Father of Light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight,
All laud we would render, O help us to see,
‘Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee.
Although God is invisible, as we read in Hebrews 11:3, the Bible goes on to say in Romans 1:20 (NIV), “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”
My friend, God made Himself known to the world through Jesus Christ, and this invisible God wants to become manifest in your life. You cannot see the wind; however you can feel its force and see its power. God wants you know His power in your life; He wants His invisible qualities to be made visible through your life, that His will may be done on earth as it is in heaven. Then, when you go to be with the Lord in heaven, you shall see Him who lives, in the Light of His glory.
God bless you my friend, Matthew.

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