As we reach half time (well, maybe first quarter) in our study of Who is God, I wanted to quickly review back over the posts we have had so far before we move on. With so much information it is easy to forget what we have covered already!
God is The Creator - God is the one and only Creator of the entire universe. Every single person, place, planet, galaxy, sun, star and atom was created and is maintained by God alone. That’s a pretty amazing place to start from!
God is Consistent - When we study an attribute of God (for example, God is Love), it is easy to forget about all of the others and just focus on that one we might like, or think applies. But God is consistent in all He does, and whilst God is love, God is also holy, wise, eternal and all knowing at the same time. By choosing just one or two attributes we like to the exclusion of all else, we really create an idol, rather than worship God.
God is Omnipotent (all powerful) - There is nothing God cannot do, should He choose to do it. Nothing. I love that!
God is Independent - God is independent of all else. He does not need us to exist or to be Himself. Nothing we do (or anyone else does) can or will change God, which is in my mind a good thing! God is God!
God does not change (immutable) - God is who He is, always was, and always will be. We don’t need to recheck the calendar to see who God will be today – He remains the same throughout eternity.
God is Wise - Wisdom is not just knowledge, but knowing when to apply that knowledge and actually applying it. Wisdom is action, and God is wise – So He will do what needs to be done, not just think about it!
God is All Knowing (Omniscient) - God knows everything. Everything about you, about me, what has happened and what will happen. Makes it easy to trust Him don’t you think!
God is Eternal - God always existed, and always will exist. God is not bound by our concept of time – He created it!
God is Outside of Time - God is not bound by time. He doesn’t need ‘time’ to think or act – For example, He can respond to a prayer before you actually pray it, because He is outside of our time.
In case you are wondering, some of the topics we will be covering in the next few weeks are God is omnipresent, spiritual, invisible, truthful and good. God is love, merciful, graceful, patient, holy, jealous, righteous, just and more. Yes, God is many things!
Tomorrow we have a guest post covering Who is God, systematic theology, worship and Hell from Dave at Armchair Theology. No doubt with all those topics in one post it should be an eye opener…. We will then get straight back into our series – Who is God!
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