Why is knowing the God of Israel is important and He is the only one.
This is where our knowledge of the foundation of the story of the Israelites and their journey. It was the outside world that was influencing their world to water down their identity of who they were. It was this identity that was beginning to get fuzzy and waned in their power.
To explain this we have to see and hear what was on the outside of the jewish realm that was making their identity blend in with the worlds. In one word it was “gods”.
You see, there were many of them. Greek gods, Roman gods.
Let’s just name them to see why this should be an issue.
Greek gods: Zeus,Hera,Poseidon,Demeter,Ares,Athena,Apollo,Artemis,Hephaestus,Aphrodite,Hermes,Dionysus,Hades,Hypnos,
Roman gods: Jupiter,Juno,Neptune,Pluto,Apollo,Diana,Mars,Venus,Cupid,Mercury,Minerva,Ceres,Proserpine,Vulcan,Bacchus,Saturn,Vestus,Janus,Uranus,Gaia,Maia,Flora,Plutus.
Can you see where the difference is in the God of Israel? There is only one.
He is the God of all.
This was the message to the Israel and soon to the whole world. This message is what is carried out through the old testament and into the new testament that explodes with Paul’s message in the “good news”.
Can we see it?
Read the old testament again. Read the new testament again. It will be a revelation to you when you experience it!!