Getting To Know God
His Name Is...
The Creator - The Light - The Glory - Aseity
The Source Of All Good Things
For the LORD God [is] a sun and shield; the LORD will give grace and glory; no good [thing] will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
Since God is uniquely eternally self-existing and self-sustaining, all things must come from God. If we want the good things that God gives, we must go to Him to get them because of who He is. The LORD is “a sun,” referring to His brightness and beauty. This describes God as the standard of that which is beautiful, good, and glorious. All good things come from God on account of His nature, and His character is gracious, teaching that He desires to share the essence of His goodness even though we don’t deserve such a benefit. Knowing a God this good, why wouldn’t we commit our lives to worshiping Him?