In 1Th 1:9, a contrast is drawn between the idols from which the Thessalonians had turned and the "living and true God."
God's life is different from that of every other living being. While all other beings have their life in God, he does not derive his life from any external source. He is never depicted as having been brought into being. John 5:26 says that he has life in himself. The adjective "eternal" is applied to him frequently, implying that there never was a time when he did not exist. Further, we are told that "in the beginning," before anything else came to be, God was already in existence (Gen 1:1) Thus, he could not have derived his existence from anything else.
So, what do you think about the living God? What kind of significance, if any, can you see when you meditate on God and Him living? Thank you so much for participating with us in this discussion! 😁