A Reminder Of The Attributes of God, Allow Them To Saturate Your Entire Being
We understand a person through the words of their mouth, what they do, where they go, and the friends they keep. We can also know who God is by what He says and does. The Bible is filled with stories of what God has done, what He is doing and what He will do. One way to know our God is by studying His word (the bible). What is the bible saying about God? Below are some of God’s attributes found in the Bible;
God is Love
1 John 4: 7 “ Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love” how refreshing to know that God is love. You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving. He proved His love for us by giving His only begotten Son that we may live! John 3:16.
God is Spirit
John 4:24 “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” To get connected to God, we have to see beyond the physical and seek the help of the Holy Spirit to teach us God’s ways. To gain access to God we need to put out every carnal thought and focus more on the things of the spirit.
To get a clear picture of God’s attribute is to study the life of Jesus Christ, John 1:14 “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Jesus Christ is the Word (John 1:1-5) 1, In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
God is Holy
Isaiah 6:3 “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!” Psalms 99:9 Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the Lord our God is holy!”
Sin stops us from worshipping and serving God, Roms 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Jesus came to bridge the gap between our Father and us, He came to rescue from death John 10:10
God is Righteous
God loves truth and hates injustice (Deuteronomy 32:4) that is why when we cry for help; He is ready to rescue us out of the claws of the devil (the inventor of lies). When Jesus was here on earth, He lived a righteous life (John 8:46).
God is Merciful
God is a merciful Father, Exo 34:6-7 “And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.”
The benefits we enjoy today as Christians are not because of our works or righteousness but it God’s mercy and grace upon our lives. Titus 3:5 “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;”
ENCOURAGE YOURSELF: As we take out time to study the word of God, and with the help of the Holy Spirit we will begin to see the wondrous things in the Bible that will help our Christian race (Psalm 119:18). May the Lord give us understanding in Jesus Name, Amen.