“I recommend to you Jesus Christ, the unchanging One. I recommend to you God’s answer to your questions, God’s solution to your problems, God’s life for your dying soul, God’s cleansing for your sin-cursed spirit, God’s rest for your restless mind, and God’s resurrection for your dying body. For advocate above, I recommend Him to you. You will find Him to be all He ever was–the very same Jesus.” ― A.W. Tozer, The Attributes of God: Deeper into the Father’s Heart
What is God like? What kind of God is He? How may we expect Him to act toward us and toward all created things? It is truly impossible to grasp what God is like. He is one of a kind, and there is nothing, really, to compare Him to as Isaiah 40:25 points out: “To whom will you compare me? Who is my equal?” asks the Holy One.” But the Bible speaks of God’s many attributes; those characteristics that help us understand who God is – both eternally and for us personally.
Worthwhile relationships are based on knowledge. When we meet someone for the first time, we do not consider that we really know that person until we have the opportunity to learn more about that person, such as his or her history, personality, likes, dislikes, and desires. In the same way, a vibrant relationship with God must be rooted in a firm understanding of who He reveals Himself to be in His Word.
Obviously, it is impossible to delve deeply into the attributes of God in a 500 word devotional. But it is important that we realize that how you view God and His involvement in your life touches every facet of who you are. Everything about your life — your desires, motives, attitudes, words, and actions — is influenced by your perception of who God is. And you’ll be changed when you realize the awesome greatness of God and the value He places on you. The more accurate your understanding of who God really is and how He is involved in your life, the more highly motivated you will become to excel to use your time, talents, and abilities for His glory.
What is God like? He is completely trustworthy. He has unlimited abilities, so He makes the impossible possible. He is all-powerful, ever-present, all-knowing, and sovereign. Nothing is too difficult for Him. God is morally perfect in every way, so He will always do the right thing. He is holy, absolutely truthful, righteous, and just. And God is totally committed to His relationship with you. He is loving, merciful, and faithful, and He never changes. He will always do what is best for you. And even in the tough times of 2020, God is with you, and He wants to help you.
Allow the truth about Him and His attributes and character to transform you. Only then will you experience God’s best and become all He wants you to be. I encourage you to learn more about Him and His nature and character by studying and understanding what the scriptures say about the attributes of God.
- How well do you know the attributes of God?
- What can you do this week to increase your knowledge of the attributes of God?