The Westminster Confession was agreed by Churches in 1646. It remains as the standard statement of faith in a number of denominations, particularly Presbyterians. It expands on the Thirty Nine Articles and every phrase is accompanied by a scripture reference.
There is but one only, living, and true God, who is infinite in being and perfection, a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions; immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, most wise, most holy, most free, most absolute; working all things according to the counsel of His own immutable and most righteous will, for His own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him; and withal, most just, and terrible in His judgments, hating all sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty.
Words are not enough to describe the majesty and greatness of this one true God! Nor are they sufficient to explain the mystery of the Trinity.
Spend time today reflecting on each of the descriptive phrases in this section of the Westminster Confession and then express your worship of this one, great God in language of your own.
Something for you to think about:
If you were asked ‘What is God like?’ how would you reply?
Try writing a simple, short statement in your own words that expresses what you believe about God.
Go on to do the same in response to the question ‘What has God done?’
Finally, what a person believes shapes that person’s life. In what ways have the beliefs you have expressed helped to shape your life?
Are you prepared to talk about it in your Growth Group if the opportunity arises?