Posts Tagged "Attributes of God"

Who Is God?

Some words about God from Psalm 18:

God is:

  • My God (v. 2, 6, 21, 28)
  • My Strength (v. 1)
  • My Rock (v. 2, 31, 46)
  • My Fortress (v. 2)
  • My Deliverer (v. 2)
  • My Shield (v. 2)
  • The Horn of My Salvation (v. 2)
  • My Stronghold (v. 2)
  • Worthy to be praised (v.  3)
  • The Most High (v. 13)
  • My Support (v. 18)
  • A shield for all those who take refuge in him (v. 30)
  • The God of My Salvation (v. 46)

God does:

  • Saves us (v. 3)
  • Hears us (v. 6)
  • Takes us (v. 16)
  • Draws us out of many waters (v. 16)
  • Rescues us from enemies and those who hate us (v. 17, 19, 48)
  • Supports us (v. 18, 35)
  • Deals with us according to our righteousness (v. 20)
  • Rewards with us according to our righteousness (v. 24)
  • Shows himself merciful with the merciful (v. 25)
  • Shows himself blameless with the blameless (v. 25)
  • Shows himself pure with the purified (v. 26)
  • Makes himself seem tortuous with the crooked (v. 26)
  • Saves a humble people (v. 27)
  • Brings down haughty eyes (v. 27)
  • Lights our lamp (v. 28)
  • Lights our darkness (v. 28)
  • Enables us to engage in battle (v. 29)
  • Equips us with strength (v. 32)
  • Makes our way blameless (v. 32)
  • Makes us secure (v. 33)
  • Trains us (v. 34)
  • Gives us the shield of salvation (v. 35)
  • Keeps us from slipping (v. 36)
  • Equips us with strength (v. 39)
  • Defeats our enemies (v. 39, 40)
  • Delivers us (v. 43, 48)
  • Lives (v. 46)
  • Exacts vengeance (v. 47)
  • Brings salvation (v. 50)
  • Shows steadfast love (v. 50)

Our God is an awesome God worthy of our praise!

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A Love That Surpasses All Knowledge

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Originally posted September 18, 2008 on Facebook

God has many attributes which are revealed in scripture. Likewise, there are many attributes of God’s love. After all, God is love, and he has many attributes. We can not ignore one attribute to the benefit of another or stress one to the detriment of the other, but at his very nature, “God is Love.” Love is often cited as an attribute of God, but it is so much more than just that. I like the quote from the article Definitions of Doctrine:

“Without love His justice would cut us off; His holiness would put us out of His sight; and His power would destroy us.” Love is the one hope of sinners, and our great concern should be to discover God’s love to us. The love that bought us also sought us and brought us to the place of safety.”

When talking about the attributes of God’s love, I think it’s important to keep in mind some frame work of the type of love we are talking about. I like this summary from the article, “How Has God Loved Us?” which calls us to remember that:

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