Attributes of God

There is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6), living and true God (1 Thessalonians 1:9; Jeremiah 10:10), who is infinite in being and perfection (Job 11:7-9), a most pure spirit (John 4:24), invisible (1 Timothy 1:17), immutable (James 1:17; Malachi 3:6), immense (1 Kings 8:27; Jeremiah 23:23-24), eternal (Psalm 90:2; 1 Timothy 1:17), incomprehensible (Psalm 145:3; Isaiah 40:28; Romans 11:33), almighty (Genesis 17:1; Daniel 4:34-35; Revelation 4:8), all wise (Psalm 147:5; Romans 11:33-34; 16:27; Jude 25), most holy (Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8), totally independent (Psalm 115:3; 135:6; Isaiah 46:10), most absolute (Exodus 3:14), working all things according to the counsel of His own immutable and most righteous will (Ephesians 1:9, 11) for His own glory (Proverbs 16:4; Romans 11:36).

God is most loving (1 John 4:8, 16), gracious (Exodus 22:27; Nehemiah 9:17, 31), merciful (Psalm 86:5; 103:8-13), long-suffering (Psalm 86:15; 2 Peter 3:9), abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression and sin (Exodus 34:6-7). He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6), and is most just and terrible in His judgments (Nehemiah 9:32-33), hating all sin (Psalm 5:5-6) and who will by no means clear the guilty (Nahum 1:2-3; Exodus 34:7).

God has all life (Psalm 36:9; John 5:26; 1:4;Acts 17:25), glory, goodness, blessedness in and of Himself; He is alone and unto Himself all-sufficient and independent, not standing in need of any creatures which He has made (Exodus 3:14; Acts 17:24-25), nor deriving any glory from them (Job 22:2-3), but only manifesting His own glory in, by, unto, and upon them. He is the sole foundation of all being, of Whom, through Whom, and to Whom are all things (Romans 11:36); and He has most sovereign dominion over them to do by them, for them, or upon them whatsoever He pleases (Revelation 4:11; 1 Timothy 6:15; Daniel 4:25, 35).

 

In God's sight all things are open and manifest (Hebrews 4:13), that His knowledge is infinite, infallible, and independent of all creation (Romans 11:33-34; Psalm 147:5), nothing is contingent or uncertain to Him (Acts 15:18; Ezekiel 11:5); God is most holy in all His counsels, in all His works, and in all His commands (Psalm 145:17; Romans 7:12), and that to this Great and August Being is due from angels, men, and every other creature, whatsoever worship, service or obedience that He is pleased to require of them (Revelation 5:12-14).

 


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