As I consider again who YHWH is and why I should seek him, Isaiah instructed me very well in chapter 42 and verse 5. “Thus saith God the LORD [YHWH], he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein” Points of truth from Isaiah’s instruction of who YHWH is:
God is YHWH, therefore YHWH is God
YHWH created and stretched out the heavens
YHWH spread forth the earth, and all that cometh out of it
YHWH giveth breath unto the people, and spirit to them that walk therein.
I am not responsible for creating the heaven and the earth or anything that cometh out of it
I did not and cannot give breath or spirit (life) unto any one.
I am not YHWH God and can never be.
I am just creation subject to him.
I considered even more the term “giveth breath unto the people” and this also have I found. When YHWH God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathe into his nostrils the breath of life, man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7
It is YHWH’s breath (breath that He gives) that is in my nostrils, if He does not give the breath of life unto me I will be dead. Isaiah 2:22, Ezekiel 37:5
I must not be ungrateful to God and use my body as an instrument to worship creation as God with Him. Daniel 5:23.
As Christians we must ever be mindful of who we are. Paul tells us plainly that we are not our own. Our body belongs to YHWH; we are bought with a price. Have you ever considered what this really means? Your very existence is to glorify God and nothing else. “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.” 1 Corinthians 6:19,20 This is the whole of man; this is what makes man complete nothing else. “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 The very fact that we are God’s by virtue of the fact that he has breathed into us the breath of life and has given us spiritual life through his redemptive grace, this should make us conscious that we are the temple of God and that His Spirit dwells in us and this should cause us to fear sinning against Him for, God will destroy you. Yes He will destroy you for not using His instruments as instruments of righteousness “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” 1 Corinthians 3:17 “For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” Ecclesiastes 12:14 My dear brethren, who is YHWH, that I should obey Him? One monarch asked, and he was destroyed with his army in the sea. Let us draw nigh to God with a pure heart. Let us, I beseech thee, brethren, “…by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:1, 2. Let YHWH be your dread!