Bible Questions

Bible Questions

What is God like?

He is holy, righteous, loving, good, wise, all knowing, eternal, and independent of all His creation.

God is holy.

The holiness of God is His most outstanding characteristic because it marks Him as quite different and separate from all His creatures (Psalms 99:3; Isaiah 40:25; Hosea 11:9).

Each Person of the Godhead is said to be holy (John 14:26; John 17:11; Acts 4:30).

Holiness is the initial feature of God's character with which men and women are confronted (Psalms 24:3; Isaiah 6:3).

He is majestic in holiness (Exodus 15:11); there is no one holy like Him (1 Samuel 2:2).

His holiness is such that He cannot overlook wickedness and dishonesty (Micah 6:10-13); His eyes are too pure to look on evil, and He cannot tolerate wrong (Habakkuk 1:13).

He wants His spiritual children to share in His holiness (Hebrews 12:10; 1 Peter 1:15, 16).

God is righteous.

He is righteous, and He does no wrong (Zephaniah 3:5; John 17:25).

He is the God of justice, righteous in all He does (Isaiah 30:18 even in the bringing of disaster upon His people (Daniel 9:14).

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne (Psalms 97:2).

He is the righteous Judge (Psalms 7:11), who always does right (Genesis 18:25), and who will judge the world with righteousness (Psalms 96:13).

He is proved right when He speaks and justified when He judges (Psalms 51:4).

He does not forget anything His children do for Him and the love they show to Him (Hebrews 6:10).

'I AM WHO I AM'

God is loving.

Everything about God displays His love (Psalms 25:10): indeed He is love (1 John 4:8, 1 John 4:16).

He has revealed Himself as the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, and abounding in unfailing love and faithfulness (Exodus 34:6; Psalms 51:1; Joel 2:13; Jonah 4:2; Micah 7:18).

His love is so great that it is said to reach to the heavens (Psalms 36:5).

His love for His people cannot be brought to an end; where human love would end, His continues (Hosea 11:8-9).

His love is the basis of the redemption He provides (Hosea 3:1-2).

His love is seen supremely in His sending of His Son into the world to be the propitiation - the atoning sacrifice - for our sins (1 John 4:8-10).

God is good - by that we mean that He is in every way all that He as God should be, He is perfect.

He is good (2 Chronicles 30:18; Psalms 86:5; Psalms 106:1; Psalms 107:1; Psalms 118:1), and alone so (Mark 10:18).

His goodness is visible in His creation (Genesis 1:4, Genesis 1:10, Genesis 1:12, Genesis 1:18, Genesis 1:21, Genesis 1:25, Genesis 1:31; 1 Timothy 4:4).

His goodness is made plain in what He does (Psalms 119:68; Psalms 104:24-30).

His goodness is witnessed in His gifts (Psalms 85:12; Psalms 145:9;

Nehemiah 9:20; Acts 14:17; James 1:17). The commandments and the directions He gives are good (Psalms 119:39; Romans 7:12; Hebrews 6:5).

The promises He makes are good (1 Kings 8:56).

The will and purpose He provides for our life are good (Romans 12:2), and no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless (Psalms 84:11).

The work that He begins in Christians' lives at their spiritual new birth is a good work (Philippians 1:6).

Even when God needs to discipline Christians it is always for their good (Psalms 119:67, 71; Hebrews 12:10).

There is no limit to the good He gives to His children in Christ (Romans 8:32; Ephesians 1:3).

God is wise.

He is the source of wisdom (Daniel 2:22-23; Isaiah 31:2); it belongs to Him (Job 12:13; Daniel 2:20).

His wisdom is displayed in creation (Psalms 104:24; Proverbs 3:19-20; Jeremiah 10:12).

His wisdom is visible in the natural processes of the earth (Isaiah 28:23-26).

His wisdom is demonstrated in the out-working of human history (Isaiah 28:29; Isaiah 31:2).

He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning (Daniel 2:21).

His wisdom and understanding have no limit, and are beyond human power to investigate and comprehend (Job 28:12-21; Psalms 147:5; Romans 11:33).

God knows all things.

Knowing everything, none can instruct Him (1 Corinthians 2:16).

Nothing is hidden from Him (Proverbs 15:3; Hosea 5:3).

He is acquainted with all our ways (Psalms 139:3; Proverbs 5:21).

Everything is uncovered and laid bare before Him (Hebrews 4:13).

If hell and destruction are before Him, how much more then are our hearts (Proverbs 15:11)!

God is eternal.

His years will never end (Hebrews 1:11, 12); He is the living God (Revelation 7:2).

He is the eternal 'I AM' (Exodus 3:14), the first and the last (Isaiah 44:6).

From everlasting to everlasting He is God (Psalms 90:2), who inhabits eternity (Isaiah 57:15).

With Him a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day (Psalms 90:4; 2 Peter 3:8).

When the everlasting hills and eternal mountains disappear He remains (Habakkuk 3:6).

God is unchanging.

He does not change (Malachi 3:6).

In the midst of change, He remains the same (Hebrews 1:12).

With Him there is no variation or shadow of inconsistency (James 1:17).

He is unchanging in His purposes and promises (Hebrews 6:17); once He has spoken, He does what He has said (Num. 23:19).

His plans stand forever, and His purposes through all generations (Psalms 33:11).

God is independent of all His creation.

He made Himself known to Moses as 'I AM WHO I AM' (Exodus 3:14).

He makes His decisions independently of anyone (Daniel 4:35; Romans 9:19-20; Romans 11:33-35; Psalms 115:3).

He is independent in all His qualities and abilities (Isaiah 40:18-24).