Monday, November 30, 2009

Names and Attributes of God

Attributes are the very character of God. The Bible tells us He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He is unchanging so we can trust who He is.

The names of God are found in the Bible. They sometimes give us a word picture of who God is. They also reveal God’s character.

- God is Omnipotent. All-powerful. God has power without limit. Nothing is more powerful than God. (Jer. 32:17-18, 26-27)

- God is Omniscient. All-knowing. God knows everything that can be known. His knowledge includes every possible thing that exists, has ever existed, or will ever exist. (Psalm 139: 1-6)

- God is Omnipresent. God is everywhere - close to everything, next to everyone. (Psalm 139: 7-12)

- God is Sovereign. God is in control of our lives. His sovereignty is the attribute by which He rules His entire creation. To be sovereign, God must be all-knowing and all-powerful. (I Chronicles 29: 11-13)

- God is Holy. Jesus lived a perfect life without sin. This is why he could be a perfect sacrifice for our sins. (II Cor. 5:21) (Rev. 4:8)

- God is Merciful. He forgives our sin. (Psalm 103: 11-13)

- God is Just. (II Thessalonians 1:5-6)

- God is Faithful. Our hope for the future rests upon God’s faithfulness. (Psalm 89: 1-8)

- God is our Comforter. (II Cor. 1:3-4)

- God is our Counselor. (Prov. 8:14)

- God is our Father. (Romans 8:14 -17)

- God is the Alpha and Omega (the beginning and the end). (Rev.1:8)

- God is our Creator. (John 1:3)

- God is Truth. (John 14:6)

- God is our Protector. (Isaiah: 43:1-2)

- God is our Help. (Psalm 118: 5-6; Isaiah 41:10)

- God is our Strength. (II Cor. 12:9)

- God is our Help in Temptation. (Psalm 119:9,11)

- God is our Rock. (Psalm 26:4, Psalm 40:2; 61:2)

- God is the Door. (John 10:9)

- God is our Hope. (Psalm 62:5, Rom. 15:13)

- God is the King of Kings. (I Timothy 6:15)

- God is the Light of the World. (John 8:12)

- God is our Peace. (Ephesians 2:14)

- God is our Intercessor. (Hebrews 7:25; 2:17)

- God is Mighty. (Isaiah. 9:6)

- God is our Savior. (Luke 2:11)

- God is our Redeemer. (Ephesians 1:7)

There are many, many more attributes and names of God as you search scripture. Write down the new ones you find. God will open His word up to you.

Your sister in Christ,


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