Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne;
Mercy and truth go before Your face. Psalm 89:14
Three little words and a question mark, and we could spend the remainder of our lives trying to answer it. Fortunately, the Lord provided a manual to help us get to know Him better. In Psalm 89, a person who went by the name of Ethan gave some answers to help us out.
If righteousness and justice were present without His mercy and truth, we might well be done for. The Bible also has verses that proclaim that there is none righteous, no not one. (Romans 3:10 for example). We could not face God's justice depending upon our righteousness alone. We need His mercy and His truth. Of course, Jesus our Lord said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. So we also know who His truth is. I am glad that God's throne is founded on righteousness and justice, but even more glad that mercy and truth are right in front of His face.
When we are shown the example of God seeing us through the light of Jesus, that is because Jesus earned God's mercy for us and by His own admission is God's truth. We owe a lot to our Lord Jesus, in fact we owe everything to Him. So, who is God? Well, the question is still too big to answer completely today, but we also know that He is Jesus because who could be His mercy and truth except the very embodiment of those qualities that are before His face?
But, but... so, did God make Jesus then? Well, Revelation tells us that Jesus is, and was, and always shall be. So, no. He was not made like we were made. And as you can see, a good place to answer our question for today is to read and study the entire Bible, which is God's word about Himself. And that is why we can spend a lifetime learning who God is!Bucky