Why Study Theology?

13 Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, “The God of your fathers has sent me to you,” and they ask me, “What is his name?” what shall I say to them?” 14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, “I am has sent me to you.” 15 God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel, “The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.” This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations. – Exodus 3:13-15

“Nothing is more basic and nothing is more ultimate than the fact that God is.” – John Piper. I believe this is an amazing quote. I have been thinking about this all day, how often I take God for granted, I just except that he is there and will be forever. But how often do we really think about how awesome this is? God had no beginning, no starting point, and the name that he gives to himself simply is “I AM.” It is simple yet powerful, and even unimaginable. In the name God gives us for himself, he explains his entire being, he is the one who absolutely is, the being without a cause or creator. I believe the more we know this God, the ultimate life source, we should continue to be more blown away and inspired all the time. For me this is the ultimate motivation in studying theology. Yes, I want to know the Bible more and I want to understand the doctrines in the Bible. But my first desire is to know God more and attempt to understand him in greater ways.

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