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Who is God?

  • Sep 2023 Issue
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With whom, then, will you compare God? To what image will you liken him?—Isaiah 40:18

Every day we are flooded by images—on social media, television, even the grocery store shelves. We are visually oriented people. Perhaps that is why the Bible uses pictures to communicate who God is. This month, we will examine images of God in the Old Testament. We’ll consider how God is compared to a rock, fortress, shield, light, warrior, and physician (to name just a few). We will answer the question: Who is God? It is my prayer that through this study, we will:

  • Train our imagination to think about God biblically
  • Deepen our relationship with our heavenly Father
  • Be inspired to communicate the truth about who God is

Your devotional author,
Ryan J. Cook

BY Ryan Cook

Dr. Ryan Cook has taught at Moody Bible Institute since 2012. He earned his bachelor of arts in Bible and Theology from Moody and his master of arts in Old Testament from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He has worked in Christian education and served as a pastor in Michigan for seven years. During his time as a professor at Moody, he earned his doctorate from Asbury Theological Seminary. He now lives with his wife, Ashley, and their three children in the Chicagoland area.


Managing Editor: Jamie Janosz, Senior Editor: Elena Mafter, Contributing Editor: John Koessler, Writer: Ryan Cook, Art Director: Lynn Gabalec, Graphic Designer: Rachel Hutcheson, Marketing & Production: Paul B. Currie

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