Scripture: Revelation 1:4-8

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Revelation 1:8

God is absolutely the beginning and absolutely the end. Everything that is originates ultimately in Him. And everything will somehow end with Him. Before Him, there was nothing. The name of God used most often in the Hebrew Bible has two meanings:

  • Yahweh (Lord, Jehovah) – God is the first and the beginning – doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves
  • Adonai (Ruler, commander, and master) – Emphasizes that God is in charge of His creations and His people

God ordained everything in this world in five days. However, when He created man, He did not “speak out” as He did for his other creations. Instead, He “formed“ man and gave us freewill to obey Him. Unfortunately, egocentrism or self-centeredness, has invaded our church community. Everything is directed to our own personal needs and interests. We are disobedient, disloyal, fickle, creations of God. We forget that before Him there was nothing. Even though we disobey Him, there is always a blessing still waiting for us. We need to praise Him, magnify Him and glorify His name, and not get caught up in what God’s done for us, but who God is. True knowledge of God’s goodness, greatness, and grandeur begins with humility.

We must always honor His goodness, greatness, and grandeur!