The heavens declare God’s glory. His love and majesty can also be seen in the heavens. All of the creation affirms God’s character. Only by faith can we know God’s attributes. We know that God is a faithful Spirit, but… Read More ›
Attributes of God
God has many imperceptible attributes. All of His many attributes declare God’s inimitable character. They make known His awesome power and reveal His incredible mercy.
The Bible states that God is Spirit, But what does that mean? When we think of a spirit we think of a ghost. But ghosts are supernatural beings that do not have a body. God is not a spirit, God is Spirit. He is the Spirit of spirits – the Supreme supernatural being – the Creator of spirits. Although God is Spirit, He has a body, but unlike that of a human. God has a Spirit body.
Although God is a living spirit, no one has ever seen God. No one has seen the wind, but we can feel it. And while we cannot see the oxygen we breathe, but without it, we would all die. The scriptures reveal that God is our invisible, eternal, and immortal King. Although no one has ever seen the invisible God, we have seen visible manifestations of Him in His Son, Jesus, who fully demonstrates the character of God (Colossians 1:15).
Love is one of God’s greatest attributes, for God is love. God does not force Himself on anyone. God is kind to everyone, even those who do not love Him. Jesus is the express image of God (Colossians 1:15). Through Jesus, we see the true character of God.
God is wisdom. The wisdom of God devised a foolproof plan whereby He would redeem His beloved seed of Adam from death. No amount of our own goodness, works, morality, or religious worship can gain acceptance with God. With God, good people, moral people, religious people, and non-religious people are the same. All of these groups fall short of the righteousness of God.
God is Holy
The Bible declares that God is holy. He is perfect in every way. He is morally excellent and His integrity is unmatched. Because God is holy, His holiness sets Him apart from His creation.
The Old Testament refers to God as the Holy One of Israel (Isaiah 1:4). His name is holy (Isaiah 57:15). God makes a declaration of His sovereign holiness in this statement: “No one is holy like the Lord, for there is none besides You…” (1 Samuel 2:2).
The word “holy” is qadesh and it means separate. The idea here is that holy signifies that God is separate, for He is far above and beyond all creation, being different in every way. The heavens declare the awesome truth of the attributes of God.