Reading: Psalm 103 & Romans 5:1-11 God is loving. Jen Wilkin shares that "of all His attributes, the love of God is perhaps the hardest to conceive apart from the lesser, human versions of love that shape our understanding." God's love is an agape love, meaning "an intelligent, purposeful attitude of esteem and devotion; a self-less, [...]
God is Holy.
Reading: Revelation 4 God is holy. This means "possessing utter purity of character." God's holiness is "the sum of all moral excellency...the antithesis of all moral blemish or defilement." This means God is set apart and sacred, and his holiness is "so blinding, no one can look on Him and live." Reflection Questions Do you [...]
God is Sovereign.
Reading: Revelation 19-22 God is sovereign. This means there are no limits on his authority to act. This is His right as creator and author of all. He is the rightful boss of all people and all things, and his other qualities make him the most qualified to rule. As rightful ruler, all things submit [...]
God is Omnipotent.
God is Omniscient.
Reading: Psalm 139 God is omniscient. This means there are no limits on his knowledge. He knows everything. God does not learn because he is the origin of all knowledge. He “knows all things past, present, future, as well as all things existing outside of time. And He never forgets, because he is everywhere fully [...]
God is Omnipresent.
Reading: Isaiah 66:1-2 & 1 Kings 8:1-30 God is omnipresent. God is spirit and therefore able to be everywhere fully present anytime. He is uncontainable. There is no place or time where God is not (this is called immanence). He is distinct from the creation he fills (this is called transcendence). Therefore, God is near [...]
God is Immutable.
Reading: Malachi 3 God is immutable. This means God does not change. None of his attributes can increase or decrease because each is unchangingly infinite (to the utmost, forever). Therefore, his Word will always be true. He is perfect in all his ways so it’s a comfort that he will never change from that. He [...]
God is Eternal.
Reading: Ecclesiastes 3 God is eternal. This means God is outside of time. He has no timing regrets- all God’s actions within time happen at just the right time. Things within time don’t worry him since he can travel past, present, future. God knows you outside of time- he knows who you’ve been, who you [...]
God is Self-Sufficient.
Reading: Psalm 50 God is self-sufficient. This means God is a self-contained source of perpetual and perfect sustenance. He is whole- wholly loving and loved within the trinity. This means he doesn’t need us or anything from us. This is a good thing because we would let him down and him not needing us means [...]