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Who God Says He Is: Twenty-Two Characteristics of the Creator

eter·​nal adjective

ahaving infinite duration EVERLASTING, eternal damnation
bof or relating to eternity
ccharacterized by abiding fellowship with God, good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?— Mark 10:17 

There should be comfort in the knowledge of the Lord’s eternal standing. From everlasting to everlasting, He stands in authority and justice.

Humans are fallible. We fail and fail, and then try to point fingers and twist justice and judgment. We forget our beginning and think we can defeat our ends. Humans dismiss the Creator for the created and think their methods and means reign absolute. Forget the supremacy of a God- creator, man is the ultimate king.

Christians need to stop wading around the pool of thoughts brought forth by the cultural idea of the self being is divine and has control over the universe’s ultimate destination. We need to decide if we are truly the definition of our Christian identity, or if we are playing on both sides of the fence.

If we would like to fine-tune our ultimate truth in faith, getting back to the basics and holding stead-fast to them is of utmost importance.  Simplicity sometimes seems above us and we thumb our noses, but God did not make His truth complicated nor confusing hence His Word commanding His followers to let the children come to Him.

Knowing Him on all levels will deepen our knowledge and widen our capabilities to defend our faith and share the Gospel. Thinking about the eternal meaning of His name should inspire us in knowing that our Father God is also steadfast and true forever. He is unwavering in justice and abounding in mercy.  Why would a true follower not want to live out life with this awareness and to share with others?

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  Matthew 19:14

Let us get basic and think on the meaning of God’s characteristics. All point to one sovereign Lord who is our Strong Creator God, Elohim, who set the world into motion. May we be able to reflect upon and hold fast to the certainty of who the Lord is.
Twenty-two Characteristics of God:

Eternal God: Lord, are you not from everlasting?  My God, my Holy One, you will never die. Habakkuk 1:12a

Faithful God: Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.  Hebrews 12:23

Good God: Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.  Psalm 34:8

Gracious God:  Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!  Isaiah 30:18

Holy God“‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.”  Revelation 4:8b

Transcendent God: Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.  Psalm 145:3

Immutable God: Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  James 1:17

Infinite God: Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!

Jealous God: You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God…  Exodus 20:5a

Just God: He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.  Deuteronomy 32:4

Loving God: And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.  1 John 4:16

Merciful God: …he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit… Titus 3:5

Omnipotent God: Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”  Matthew 19:26

Omnipresent God: The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.  Proverbs 15:3

Omniscient God: Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.  Hebrews 15:3

Patient God: The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.  2 Peter 3:9

Self-Existent God: In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.  John 1:4

Self-Sufficient God: And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:19

Sovereign God: He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.  Colossians 1:17

Truthful God: Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me…”  John 14:6

Wise God: By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place… Proverbs 3:19

Wrathful God: Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.  John 3:36

It should be a comfort to us to know that the God of the Universe is not only eternally with us, but is long-suffering for His people and holds steady in His faithfulness. Knowing and applying the Lord’s character in our daily living can pull us out of the culture that oppresses us and allows us to be under the comfort of the Lord’s mighty wing.

eter-nal noun

1: capitalized GOD used with the
2something eternal
Synonyms: Adjective

abiding, ageless, continuing, dateless, enduring, everlasting, immortal, imperishable,

lasting, ongoing, perennial, perpetual, timeless, undying

Synonyms: Noun

Allah, Almighty, Author, Creator, deity, Divinity, Everlasting, Father, God, Godhead,

Jehovah, King, Lord, Maker, Providence, Supreme Being, Yahweh, (also Jahveh or Yahveh)

1 thought on “Who God Says He Is: Twenty-Two Characteristics of the Creator

  1. Maryann, thank you for sharing this blessed message today. I appreciate your insights and encouragement within.
    Visiting today from IMM

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