While some worship idols, images created by human hands, Paul declares, “…no idol is anything in the world…there is no God but one.” (1Corinthians 8:4 ASV). In 1 Corinthians 8:6, he continues by proclaiming that there is one God (chief, supreme being), the Father (not 2 or 3), and one Lord Jesus who made all things with God’s power. God’s character and attributes are revealed in creation. Psalms 19:1, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” Supreme wisdom and supreme power are manifested as who but an all powerful God could intelligently create the universe? Additionally, God’s love and justice may be recognized in the creation of man. When God created the living human race, justice would require that air, food, and water be provided for life. But God’s love made a huge variety of food which is delicious, colorful, aromatic, nutritious, and satisfying to eat. The fact that He designed and created the vast universe and all creatures informs us of His omniscience, omnipotence, absolute justice, and supreme love. The human mind cannot comprehend how God can give life, yet needs nothing to exist, and exists outside of time (which He created).
Exodus 3:14 (NASB) states, “…I AM WHO I AM…” which is a translation of the Hebrew word “Jehovah.” Jehovah, reigns supreme because He is the self-existing one, on whom all our existence depends. In Exodus 6: 3 (KJV) God tells Moses, "And I appeared unto Abraham…by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known…" By this name, God was known to His people, the Israelites. Moses said to the people, "Hear, O Israel: Jehovah our God is one Jehovah…thou shalt love Jehovah thy God with all thy heart…” (Deuteronomy 6:4-5 ASV). The King James Version states, “…The LORD our God is one LORD.” Usually, whenever the Hebrew word is Jehovah, the KJV translates it as LORD in all capital letters.
“LORD…before the mountains were brought forth, or…thou…formed the earth…from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.” (Psalm 90:2 KJV). Our supreme heavenly Father, the embodiment of love, justice, wisdom and power, is the one, true God. He assures us of His love in James 1:17 (Weymouth), “Every gift which is good, and every perfect boon, is from above, and comes down from the Father, who is the source of all Light. In Him there is no variation nor the slightest suggestion of change.” His ways and thoughts are necessarily higher than ours (see Isaiah 55:9). Surely, only a righteous, benevolent, supreme God would lovingly assure his human family, “For I know the plans I have for you,” … “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).
“But thou, O Jehovah, wilt abide forever; And thy memorial name unto all generations.” (Psalms 102:12 ASV).