“In the beginning God…” Genesis 1:1
The Bible begins with God. Many try to define God, complicating Him through technical language. Let’s keep it simple: He wants to communicate with ordinary people. The English word God is from the Anglo-Saxon, for these ancient people associated God with goodness, spelling God and good similarly. The Hebrew is Elohim, a plural noun signifying majesty or greatness. The Hebrews say God is great, and the Anglo-Saxons say He is good. The God of the Bible is unsurpassed in power, greatness, and goodness – let the cross of Christ and His daily mercies declare! Simple enough?
God teaches us about Himself in the Scriptures through His words, works, and dealings with humanity. The Apostle Paul, in Colossians 1:10, prays that every believer dedicates his life to increasing his knowledge of God. Get to know Him.