Maybe the truth is that we want a God who is controllable because we want to be God. We want to be the authority on who God is or isn’t and what’s right or wrong, but we want the mask of religion or spirituality to cover up the I-wanna-be-God reality.
Comer takes the verses of Exodus 34:6-7 for us to relate to God by his name of Yahweh. Why does God have a name, and what does his name tells us about him and what he is doing. At first, I wasn’t sure which way Comer was going to go but right away he affirms who God is by not what he thinks of him but what the bible says. And it all starts with us desiring to see the Glory of God. I came to see that this phrase is God response to us as he is. In God’s love, justice, mercy and his wrath.
It is these attributes that we respond to the gospel and the culture. Our response is not what we feel is owed but who God is. We lose sight of the gospel when we make it about what has been done to us and what we are doing. Because God does have a name and his name gives us hope of the gospel, we can be a people of hope that gives hope.
The text is done quite well and is very readable for all readers. He starts with a foundation of the mountain top that Moses experienced with God that we may experience God in his attributes.
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