The first chapter of the Bible opens with “In the beginning God….” The Word reveals to mankind the attributes and characteristics that God Himself chose to share with us. His design, will, and judgments bring clarity and purpose. Life is made fuller and richer as we learn and understand more about the nature of God.
God Is . . .
God is not fundamentally composed of matter.
“God is a Spirit.” —John 4:24
God is uncreated and inexhaustible. He is absolute reality.
“And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM.” —Exodus 3:14
God needs nothing from outside of Himself.
“The Father hath life in himself.” —John 5:26
God had no beginning and He will have no end. He is immortal and has infinite duration.
“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.” —Psalms 90:2
God is immeasurable, without bounds, and has no limitations.
“Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.” —Psalms 147:5
God reveals Himself to mankind in three persons—the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit.
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost.” —1 John 5:7
God is singular and cannot be divided. There is one true and living God.
“The Lord our God is one Lord.” —Mark 12:29
God possess supreme authority and power and is ruler over all.
“For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.” —Psalms 95:3
God is possessive of the worship and service that rightly belongs to Him.
“For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.” —Exodus 34:14
God is unchanging, reliable, and trustworthy.
“For I am the Lord, I change not.” —Malachi 3:6
God is always present and is everywhere.
“Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him?. . . Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.” —Jeremiah 23:24
God possess unlimited power and authority.
“All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” —Matthew 28:18
God is all-knowing and perfect in knowledge. He knows the past, present, and future.
“Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” —Hebrews 4:13
God has deep understanding and discernment and knows what is best in every situation.
“Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his.” —Daniel 2:20
God has the well-being of humanity as His primary concern. Love is the defining attribute of God’s character. It is more than an emotion, it is an action.
“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” —1 John 4:16
God is righteous and perfect in moral purity. He is separate from all sin, evil, and impurity.
“Be ye holy; for I am holy.” —1 Peter 1:16
God deals with moral equity and fairness according to that which is upright and good.
“Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne.” —Psalms 89:14
God is kind, benevolent and full of favor and blessings.
“The goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance.” —Romans 2:4
God is steadfast, reliable, true and cannot lie.
“Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God.” —Deuteronomy 7:9
God is forgiving, sympathetic, and compassionate.
“The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.” —Psalms 103:8
God is generous and a giver of gifts that are undeserved.
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.” —Titus 2:11
God is beyond comparison. He is unequaled and perfect.
“To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.” —Isaiah 40:25