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God said He wants us to know and understand Him. "But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord." (Jeremiah 9:24)
The Scriptures describe God as being the one true living God, Deut. 4:35) The Scriptures also describe God as having a threefold nature living as three persons, the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. each sharing the same attributes, and character that cannot change. Humans can have mutable personalities, but only God can live as three persons.
The attributes of His nature that identify all three persons of the Godhead as the one true living God are as follows. . . .
All three are Omnipotent. (all powerful) Gen.1:1; Deut.3:24; Mat.19:26 the Father 1 Pet.1:5, the Son Col.1:15-19, the Holy Spirit Rom. 15:19
All three are Omniscient. (all knowing) Job. 31:4, 34:21 the Father Jer. 17:10, the Son John 1:47-50; Rev. 2: & 3:, the Holy Spirit 1 Cor.2:11
All three are Omnipresent. (ever present, infinite) Deut.4:39; Psa.139:7-10 the Father Jer.23:24, the Son Mat. 18:20, the Holy Spirit John 14:16-17 Psa.139:7
All three are Eternal. (always existed and always will past, present, future) Deut. 33:27 the Father Psa.90:1-2 the Son Rev. 1:8 the Holy Spirit Heb. 9:14
Only God is Absolute. (perfect and complete) Job. 36:4-5; 37:16; Mat.5:48
Only God is Self-sufficient. (He is the source of all things that exist, including His own life. He is not dependent on anyone or anything but Himself. Job 40:2; Isa.45:9-13; Rom.9:14-25; Col.1:12-18
Only God is Totally Free. (not in bondage to anyone, or any thing, free to act on His will alone) Job 40:1-2; Jer.18:1-6; Col.1:15-19
Only God is Immutable. (unchanging, always the same, His Word is sure) Num. 23:19; Mal.3:6 Heb. 13:8; James 1:17
The immutable attributes of God's Character are described as perfect in. . . .
Holiness (absolutely pure, undefiled) Ex.15:11; Psa.99:9; James 1:13
Righteous (all that He does is just, by His scale of values, being in harmony with His character) Gen. 18:25; Deut.6:25; Psa.97:2; Psa.119:137-138
Love (pure, faithful, and sacrificial) John 3:16-17; 15:9-11; 17:23-26; 1 John 4:8, 16
Mercy (compassion, involvement, forgiving) Ex. 34:6-7; Gen.19:14-16; 2 Cor. 1:3-4
Grace (giving undeserved loving kindness) Rom. 3:24-26; 5:15; 11:6; Eph.2:4-10
Only the three persons of the Godhead have these divine attributes, each a living person being perfect in. . . .
Intellect (knowledge and wisdom) by way of His divine attributes.
Emotions (feelings) responds and acts by reason of His divine character attributes.
Will (choice) all His actions and decisions are in harmony with His divine attributes.
The sovereignty of God is to be reverently feared by reason of His attributes of His power to perform His will as God. He is the Almighty living God.
There is a love relationship in the trinity, therefore, no one seeks the others office.
The Father is always the planer.
The Son Jesus Christ is always the doer.
The Holy Spirit is always the empower.
God is to be loved and praised because He disciplined the use of His sovereign powers by His immutable character that cannot change. So that all that He does must be in harmony with all of them, as they are inseparable. Therefore, He is a God of integrity.
The Scriptures not only tell us what God is, but what kind of a God we have. If we look in them to observe what He accepts, and what He rejects, and take note of why He did it, you will come to know and understand Him. The more you know and understand Him, the more you will love Him, and want to please Him.
The material in this outline has been compiled from our Bible course "A Biblicist Perspective of Discipleship for the Family of God" that is focused on learning to know our God and His will for our lives. All scripture references are from the KJV of the Bible.
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