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What is God like?


 

God is majestic, strong, powerful, and great

Psa 77:13,14 Your way, O God, is holy; What god is great like our God? 14 You are the God who works wonders; You have made known Your strength among the peoples.

Psa 93:1 The LORD reigns, He is clothed with majesty; The LORD has clothed and girded Himself with strength; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.

Psa 96:4-6 For great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods. 5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens. 6 Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.

Psa 97:9 For You are the LORD Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.

Isa 40:15 Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, And are regarded as a speck of dust on the scales; Behold, He lifts up the islands like fine dust.

Psa 145:3 Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised, And His greatness is unsearchable.

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God does what is impossible for people to do

Num 11:23 The LORD said to Moses, "Is the LORD'S power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not."

Jer 32:27 "Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?"

Mark 10:27 Looking at them, Jesus said, "With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God."

 

God is eternal

Psa 93:2 Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting.

Psa 102:27 "But You are the same, And Your years will not come to an end.

Psa 145:13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.

Psa 146:10 The LORD will reign forever, Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!

Heb 1:8 But of the Son He says, "YOUR THRONE, O GOD, IS FOREVER AND EVER, AND THE RIGHTEOUS SCEPTER IS THE SCEPTER OF HIS KINGDOM.

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God does not change

1 Sam 15:29 "Also the Glory of Israel will not lie or change His mind; for He is not a man that He should change His mind."

Mal 3:6 "For I, the LORD, do not change

Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

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God disciplines those who seek Him, as loving parents would their child

Prov 3:11,12 My son, do not reject the discipline of the LORD Or loathe His reproof, 12 For whom the LORD loves He reproves, Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.

2 Sam 7:14,15 "I will be a father to him and he will be a son to Me; when he commits iniquity, I will correct him with the rod of men and the strokes of the sons of men, 15 but My lovingkindness shall not depart from him

Psa 89:31-33 If they violate My statutes And do not keep My commandments, 32 Then I will punish their transgression with the rod And their iniquity with stripes. 33 "But I will not break off My lovingkindness from him, Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness.

Deu 8:3-5 "He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD. 4 "Your clothing did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years. 5 "Thus you are to know in your heart that the LORD your God was disciplining you just as a man disciplines his son.

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God is perfectly righteous, holy, faithful, and just; yet full of compassion, kindness, mercy, grace, and love

Deu 32:4 "The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.

Psa 71:19 For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?

Psa 89:14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You.

Psa 145:8,9 The LORD is gracious and merciful; Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness. 9 The LORD is good to all, And His mercies are over all His works.

Psa 145:17 The LORD is righteous in all His ways And kind in all His deeds.

Lam 3:22,23 The LORD'S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.

Psa 103:13 Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.

Isa 30:18 Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.

How can God, who is loving, kind, and compassionate; reject a person, sending him or her to Hell instead of Heaven? Conversely, how can God, who is perfect, righteous, holy, and just; allow an imperfect person to enter His kingdom? See What is the difference between Christianity and other beliefs?

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God is infinite in wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. He is sovereign

Psa 147:5 Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite.

Psa 103:19 The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all.

Prov 21:30 There is no wisdom and no understanding And no counsel against the LORD.

Psa 94:9-11 He who planted the ear, does He not hear? He who formed the eye, does He not see? 10 He who chastens the nations, will He not rebuke, Even He who teaches man knowledge? 11 The LORD knows the thoughts of man, That they are a mere breath.

Isa 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable.

Isa 55:8,9 "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," declares the LORD. 9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.

Rom 11:33,34 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! 34 For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, OR WHO BECAME HIS COUNSELOR?

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God always carries out His plans. He is in control.

Isa 14:24 The LORD of hosts has sworn saying, "Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand,

Isa 14:27 "For the LORD of hosts has planned, and who can frustrate it? And as for His stretched-out hand, who can turn it back?"

Isa 46:10,11 Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, 'My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure'; 11 Calling a bird of prey from the east, The man of My purpose from a far country. Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, surely I will do it.

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God strengthens and protects those who place their trust in Him. He is with them in times of trouble, persecution, or oppression. He never forsakes them.

Psa 9:9,10 The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble; 10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.

Psa 27:1-3 The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread? 2 When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell. 3 Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall be confident.

Psa 31:19,20 How great is Your goodness, Which You have stored up for those who fear You, Which You have wrought for those who take refuge in You, Before the sons of men! 20 You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the conspiracies of man; You keep them secretly in a shelter from the strife of tongues.

Psa 35:10 All my bones will say, "LORD, who is like You, Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?"

Psa 55:22 Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.

Psa 34:18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Heb 13:5 Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,"

Psa 37:39,40 But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in time of trouble. 40 The LORD helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, Because they take refuge in Him.

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God cares deeply for those who are disadvantaged, brokenhearted, or oppressed

Psa 9:9,10 The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble; 10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.

Psa 34:18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psa 35:10 All my bones will say, "LORD, who is like You, Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?"

Psa 68:5 A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows, Is God in His holy habitation.

Psa 68:6 God makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity, Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

Psa 146:7 Who executes justice for the oppressed; Who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free.

Psa 146:8 The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises up those who are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous

Psa 146:9 The LORD protects the strangers; He supports the fatherless and the widow, But He thwarts the way of the wicked.

Psa 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.

Psa 147:9 He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens which cry.

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God hates arrogance--any thought or attitude that we do not need Him, or that we are better than other people.

Jer 50:31,32 "Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Declares the Lord GOD of hosts, "For your day has come, The time when I will punish you. 32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set fire to his cities And it will devour all his environs."

Psa 119:21 You rebuke the arrogant, the cursed, Who wander from Your commandments.

Prov 15:25 The LORD will tear down the house of the proud, But He will establish the boundary of the widow.

Prov 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling.

Prov 16:5 Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished.

Isa 2:11 The proud look of man will be abased And the loftiness of man will be humbled, And the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.

Isa 2:22 Stop regarding man, whose breath of life is in his nostrils; For why should he be esteemed?

Isa 10:15 Is the axe to boast itself over the one who chops with it? Is the saw to exalt itself over the one who wields it? That would be like a club wielding those who lift it, Or like a rod lifting him who is not wood.

Isa 29:16 You turn things around! Shall the potter be considered as equal with the clay, That what is made would say to its maker, "He did not make me"; Or what is formed say to him who formed it, "He has no understanding"?

Prov 8:13 "The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate.

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God wants all people to submit to Him and know Him

1 Tim 2:3,4 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Acts 10:34,35 Opening his mouth, Peter said: "I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, 35 but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him.

2 Pet 3:9 The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

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God always keeps His word. His words are trustworthy.

Psa 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.

Num 11:23 The LORD said to Moses, "Is the LORD'S power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not."

Psa 119:65 You have dealt well with Your servant, O LORD, according to Your word.

Psa 119:160 The sum of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting.

Psa 19:7,8 The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. 8 The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Psa 33:4 For the word of the LORD is upright, And all His work is done in faithfulness.

Prov 30:5,6 Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. 6 Do not add to His words Or He will reprove you, and you will be proved a liar.

Isa 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.

Jer 23:29 "Is not My word like fire?" declares the LORD, "and like a hammer which shatters a rock?

Jer 44:28 'Those who escape the sword will return out of the land of Egypt to the land of Judah few in number. Then all the remnant of Judah who have gone to the land of Egypt to reside there will know whose word will stand, Mine or theirs.

1 Sam 15:29 "Also the Glory of Israel will not lie or change His mind; for He is not a man that He should change His mind."

Mat 24:35 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.

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God will reveal His power, truth, and love to those who seek Him

Psa 145:18 The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.

James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

Jer 33:3 'Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.'

Jer 29:13 'You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.

Rev 3:20 'Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.

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God does not show partiality

2 Chr 19:7 "Now then let the fear of the LORD be upon you; be very careful what you do, for the LORD our God will have no part in unrighteousness or partiality or the taking of a bribe."

Acts 10:34,35 Opening his mouth, Peter said: "I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, 35 but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him.

Eph 6:9 And masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, knowing that both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.

1 Tim 2:3,4 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2 Pet 3:9 The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

Rom 2:11 For there is no partiality with God.

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