Everyone in the whole world, who has ever lived, has wondered who God is. Everyone. Over time and through interactions, encounters and experiences in the world, the attributes of God seem to change as people form all sorts of conclusions about who He is, but make no mistake: God doesn’t change and His Word is where you will learn who He really is.
Whether or not people come to know God or choose to submit to Him or reject Him outright, the Word of God is clear: “The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the heart.” (Prov. 20:27) Everyone wants to know who God is, even if that wondering looks different within each person and even if people come to different conclusions. Everyone wonders- Is there something bigger than me out there? Was I a random formation of meaningless evolutionary explosions or created for a reason? Who is that Creator?
The Numerous Attributes of God Mean You’re Never Alone
The primary way the Lord reveals Himself is through His Word because “the Word of God is alive, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Heb. 4:12) When you study the Word of God regularly, the attributes of God will quicken to your spirit as the Lord knows you’re ready for that revelation, season by season of your life.
Revelation of who God is unfolds over time, as you seek Him, because He is not any one thing at any given point in time- a concept we all struggle to grasp and many people stumble on it.
Understanding God is one of the biggest stumblingblocks to people’s faith because He is unknowable. (Rom. 11:33) People want to see God, but He is invisible. (Col. 1:15) Yet He shares who He is in His Word that helps the limited, fallible mind to try and put together the pieces of His greatness and know Him more and more- a journey that will take a lifetime! Have you ever asked yourself, “Who is God – to me?”
Revelation of who God is unfolds over time, as you seek Him in His Word, because He is not any one thing at any given point in time- a concept all human beings struggle to grasp and many people stumble on it. He is too vast and complex to understand, and yet He wants to know you– and He wants you to know Him.
Can You Really Praise a God You Don’t Really Know?
Acts 17 tells the account of Paul’s journey through Athens where he encountered a culture that was teeming with people searching for God- some were even worshipping Him, but they didn’t realize it! They were spiritually confused and convoluted, even asking, “Who is God?” Worshipping everything in hopes of finding a spiritual connection. Why? Because you were created to worship! You cannot help it- even if you worship yourself, or your family, your accomplishments, your own ideas, a relationship, money, a false idol or a career. I say this all the time: If you aren’t intentionally worshipping Jesus Christ, you are unintentionally worshipping something or someone else.
The Top 21 Attributes of God to Power Your Praise
- “…our refuge and our strength, a well-proven help in times of trouble.” (Ps. 46:1)
- “Merciful” (Deut. 4:31)
- “…Mighty in strength.” (Job 36:5)
- “Love…” (1 John 4:8, 16)
- “…Spirit…” (John 4:24)
- “My Shepherd…” (Ps. 23:1)
- “Your praise” (Deut. 10:21)
- “GOOD” (Psalm 106:1; Ps. 136:1; Nahum 1:7)
- “Faithful” (1 John 1:9; 1 Cor. 10:13)
- “LIGHT” (1 John 1:15)
- “…a sun and a shield…” (Ps. 84:11)
- “...a consuming fire, jealous…” (Deut. 4:24)
- “Righteous” (Ps. 11:7)
- “...gracious, righteous, and full of compassion…” (Psalm 116:5)
- “The GOD of gods…” (Deut. 10:17; 7:9)
- “…good to all…” (Psalm 149:9)
- “AT HAND!” (Phil. 4:5-6)
- “One God” (Deut. 6:4)
- “Everlasting… Creator…” (Isaiah 40:28-29)
- “…Your dwelling place…” (Deut. 33:27)
- “Patient” (2 Peter 3:9)
and finally… God IS – “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Rev. 1:8 & John 8:58) Halleljuah!
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