Basics: What is God Like?

Basics: What is God Like?

I. God Exists

  • In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

II.God is knowable

  • Let him who boasts in this, that he understands and knows me. (Jeremiah 9:24)

III.God is Independent

  • The God who made the world and everything in it … does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. (Acts 17:24-25)

IV.God is Unchangeable

  • For I the Lord do not change (Malachi 3:6)

V.God is Eternal

  • Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. (Psalm 90:2)

VI.God is Omnipresent

Just as God is unlimited with regard to time, he is also unlimited with regard to space. B.Where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. (Psalm 139:7-10)

VII.God is Spirit

  • God is Spirit (John 4:24)

VIII.God is Invisible

  • No one has ever seen God (John 1:18) IX.God is Omniscient A.God knows everything (1 John 3:20) X.God is Wise A.He is the only wise God (Romans 16:27) XI.God is Truthful A.The Lord is the true God (Jeremiah 10:10)

XII.God is Good

  • No one is good except God alone. (Luke 18:19)

XIII.God is Love

  • God is love (1 John 4:8)

XIV.God is Holy

  • The Lord our God is holy (Psalm 99:9)

XV.God is Righteous and Just

  • All his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he. (Deuteronomy 32:4)

XVI.God is Jealous

  • I the Lord your God am a jealous God. (Exodus 20:5)

XVII.God is Wrathful toward Sin

  • Whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. (John 3:36)

XVIII.God Wills What He Will

  • God continually works all things according to the counsel of his will (Ephesians 1:11)

XIX.God Has Freedom

  • Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases. (Psalm 115:3)

XX.God is Omnipotent

  • Is anything too hard for the Lord? (Genesis 18:14)

XXI.God is Perfect

  • Your heavenly father is perfect. (Matthew 5:48)

XXII.God is Beautiful

  • Gaze upon the beauty of the Lord. (Psalm 27:4)

XXIII.God is a Unity

  • He is all these things at the same time. He is not part light and part love, but unified in all his attributes.

What Changes Thursday?

1. Pick one attribute of God that you would like to imitate more this week.

2. Beware of the dangers in considering one of God’s attributes more important than all the others? (ex. golden calf, even good things can be idols.)

3. Which of God’s attributes seem most amazing to you? What have you learned about God through this attribute?