Who is God?

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The scriptures reveal this about God:

His Nature

God is a Spirit (John 4:24). God is One, but He exists as three Persons—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17). God is infinite (1 Timothy 1:17), incomparable (2 Samuel 7:22), and unchanging (Malachi 3:6). God exists everywhere (Psalm 139:7-12), knows everything (Psalm 147:5; Isaiah 40:28), and has all power and authority (Ephesians 1; Revelation 19:6).

His Character

Here are some of God’s characteristics: God is loving (Ephesians 2:4-5), just (Acts 17:31), truthful (John 14:6), and holy (1 John 1:5). God shows compassion (2 Corinthians 1:3), mercy (Romans 9:15), and grace (Romans 5:17). God is a judge (Psalm 5:5) but He also offers forgiveness (Psalm 130:4) to those that ask.

His Work

We cannot understand God apart from His works, because what God does flows from who He is. God created the world (Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 42:5); He actively sustains the world (Colossians 1:17); He is revealing His good will towards humans (Ephesians 1:11) which involves the redemption of man from the curse of sin and death (Galatians 3:13-14); He draws people to Christ (John 6:44); He disciplines His children with love (Hebrews 12:6); and He will also judge the evil doers (Revelation 20:11-15).

The Relationship with Him

In the Person of the Son, God became incarnate (John 1:14). The Son of God is the “bridge” between God and man (John 14:6; 1 Timothy 2:5). It is only through the Son that we can have peace (Ephesians 1:7), reconciliation with God (John 15:15; Romans 5:10), and eternal salvation (2 Timothy 2:10). In Jesus Christ “all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form” (Colossians 2:9). So, to really know who God is, all we have to do is look at Jesus.

Finally, if we wish to summarize who God is in one word that word would be “God is love” (1 John 4:8). God showed us His infinite love on the cross. God offered His only begotten Son to redeem humans from death “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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