Reading: Proverbs 2 God is wise. "Wisdom is the ability to achieve the best ends with the facts. Wisdom is the ability to make good decisions based on the knowledge available...Because God is not bound by time, he is able to determine the end from the beginning, acting within time with perfect awareness of all [...]
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God is Truthful.
Reading: John 8 God is truthful. Truth is anything that conforms to reality and God defines reality. Not only is God truthful, he is the origin and determiner of truth. "God as the source and possessor of all knowledge cannot be less than truthful...What he defines as true is eternally true, unchangingly true...all his actions reveal truth [...]
God is Patient.
Reading: 2 Peter 3 God is patient. Impatience is often caused by not counting the cost of what something will require. Because of God's other attributes, He never has the wrong expectations and therefore is always patient. God is patient with us in regard to sin, sanctification and forgiveness. Patience is a way to express love. [...]
God is Faithful.
Reading: Deuteronomy 7 & Lamentations 3:21-27 God is faithful. God does what He says He'll do, always. He is faithful to execute justice and give grace. He remembers us and is always there. We can rely on his past faithfulness when its hard to see or feel it in the presence. We can trust his faithfulness [...]
God is Gracious.
Reading: Ephesians 2 God is gracious. Grace is getting what we do not deserve. Love expresses itself in grace. The grace of God is His unmerited extravagant favor. He desires our good, but does not need our good and he distributes grace as he pleases. God's grace is shown to us most clearly in sending His [...]
God is Merciful.
Reading: Psalm 51 & Matthew 9:9-13 God is merciful. Mercy is not getting (the bad) what we deserve. God's mercy is His "active compassion to His creation." God grants us life (days, months, years) when we are deserving of death right now. He exercises his mercy as he chooses, according to his sovereign will - [...]
God is Just.
Reading: Psalm 9 God is just. Justice is getting what you deserve. Since God knows all actions, thoughts, and motives he can wield justice rightly. "His sentences are what justice demands, no more and no less." He executes no wrong convictions and no one gets away with a crime. God gives us His just law for our [...]
God is Good.
Reading: Psalm 100 & Exodus 33:12-34:35 God is good. This means God possesses "utter benevolence, complete absence of malice." God's goodness is shown to us through creation, his provision, his blessing and our salvation. He is the origin of all goodness and is himself wholly (infinitely, unchangingly) good. God's goodness "radiates through all his attributes, [...]
God is Loving.
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 [...]