God’s Attributes…..

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The Bible, God’s Word, tells us what God is like and what He is not like. Without the authority of the Bible, any attempt to explain God’s attributes would be no better than an opinion, which by itself is often incorrect, especially in understanding God (Job 42:7). To say that it is important for us to try to understand what God is like is a huge understatement. Failure to do so can cause us to set up, chase after, and worship false gods contrary to His will (Exodus 20:3-5).
 
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Only what God has chosen to reveal of Himself can be known. One of God’s attributes or qualities is “light,” meaning that He is self-revealing in information of Himself (Isaiah 60:19; James 1:17). The fact that God has revealed knowledge of Himself should not be neglected (Hebrews 4:1). Creation, the Bible, and the Word made flesh (Jesus Christ) will help us to know what God is like.
 
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Let’s start by understanding that God is our Creator and that we are a part of His creation (Genesis 1:1; Psalm 24:1) and are created in His image. Man is above the rest of creation and was given dominion over it (Genesis 1:26-28). Creation is marred by the fall but still offers a glimpse of God’s works (Genesis 3:17-18; Romans 1:19-20).
 
By considering creation’s vastness, complexity, beauty, and order, we can have a sense of the awesomeness of God.
Reading through some of the names of God can be helpful in our search of what God is like.
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They are as follows:
Elohim – strong One, divine (Genesis 1:1) Adonai – Lord, indicating a Master-to-servant relationship (Exodus 4:10, 13) El Elyon – Most High, the strongest One (Genesis 14:20) El Roi – the strong One who sees (Genesis 16:13) El Shaddai – Almighty God (Genesis 17:1) El Olam – Everlasting God (Isaiah 40:28) Yahweh – LORD “I Am,” meaning the eternal self-existent God (Exodus 3:13, 14).
 
 
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