What is your theology? Many times when people think of theology, they think of the study of the doctrine of God. And that’s actually an accurate description of it. But beyond that, what do you really believe about God yourself?
Moses raised an interesting question. In the book of Exodus, chapter 17, verse seven, he said, he called the name of the place, Massa and Maratha, because of the correlation of the people of Israel, and because they tested the Lord by saying, is the Lord among us or not? The question, Is God really here? Does God really live in our midst?
And I think the first important step in understanding God is believing that he does exist and that he is involved, and concerned about our lives. Hebrews 11, verse six says, and without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.
And so do you really believe that God is present in your life? Not just that there’s a God out there somewhere in the universe that maybe sometimes, millions of years ago created something, but do you really believe that God is alive, that God is involved in our lives, that He exists, and that he is present in our world today, that he is noticing what is going on?
Notice in Hebrews 11, six, that phrase that He rewards those who diligently seek Him. And so our theology must begin with the belief that there is a God. Now that’s not all of it. Because the Bible tells us in the book of James, that even the demons believe that there is a God. But it begins with the belief that there is a God that he does exist, and that He exists among us, and that God will reward those who diligently seek Him.
So as we think about our theology, let’s make sure our theology lines up with a God that’s revealed in the Bible.