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Humans are not very good at representing Who God Is. If you want to know Who God Is, you would be better off studying nature than studying humans.

Ecclesiastes 7:20 Indeed, there is not a righteous man (a man who correctly represents God) on earth who continually does good and who never sins (who never misrepresents God).


Humans to varying extents: 
Humans wont pay you if you don't work
Humans wont shout you unlimited coffee
Humans will try to compete with you
Humans will let you down. 
Humans will try to be more "spiritual/ holy" than you
Humans will disappoint you. 
Humans will lie to you. 
Humans will reject you. 
Humans will try to control you
Humans will try to be better than you. 
Humans will not love you. 
Humans will call you names. 
Humans will judge you. 
Humans will not want to give what they own to you
Humans will not protect you. 
Humans will criticize and judge you

Humans do not have a very accurate perception of Who God Is (much to the detriment of their mental health).  . God wants to help you understand Who He Is.

The God Who allowed Someone to give Himself up for you Who He valued more than His eternal existence. The Someone Who valued a future with you more than His eternal existence. This Someone is the exact representation of God (Who God Is). This Someone is Jesus Christ, the One and only begotten Son of God.

John 10: 1- 18 Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them.

Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.a They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”


 

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