The Attributes of God

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Today I wanted to talk a little bit about who God really is. Have you ever really thought about what God is like? I have spent years compiling a list of the attributes of God. On days when I feel distant from Him, I reach for my list to see the way the Bible defines Him. Somehow knowing what He is like, gives me more confidence in my relationship with Him. The Bible holds the truth about who He is and what He stands for, so that we can gain a better understanding of Him. I would like to share with you the list that I have put together, and I would also like to know if any of you have something to add to the list and where it can be found in the Bible. Here’s my list:

God is….

  • A consuming fire – Hebrews 12:29
  • My strong fortress – 2 Samuel 22:33
  • Spirit – John 4:24
  • Love – 1 John 4:8
  • Great – Psalm 147:5
  • Abundant in strength – Psalm 147:5
  • Understanding – Psalm 147:5
  • The first – Isaiah 44:6
  • The last – Isaiah 44:6
  • The only God – Isaiah 44:6
  • The maker of all things – Isaiah 44:24
  • The head of Christ – 1 Corinthians 11:3
  • A God of peace – 1 Corinthians 15:33
  • Light – 1 John 1:5
  • A Jealous God – Deuteronomy 4:24
  • A witness between you and me – Genesis 31:50
  • A compassionate God – Deuteronomy 4:31
  • The faithful God – Deuteronomy 7:9
  • Just – 2 Thessalonians 1:6
  • A warrior – Exodus 15:3
  • My strength – Exodus 15:2
  • My song – Exodus 15:2
  • My salvation – Exodus 15:2
  • Majestic in holiness – Exodus 15:11
  • Awesome in praises – Exodus 15:11
  • Highly exalted – Exodus 15:21
  • A victorious warrior – Zephaniah 3:17
  • The shepherd and the guardian of our souls – 1 Peter 2:25

Do any of these attributes speak to your heart more than another? The last two are my favorite… He is a victorious warrior and the shepherd and guardian of my soul. Who could want anything more? Please feel free to add your attributes of God in the comments section and also add the reference for where you found the attribute. I would love to add more to my ever growing list!

I also found this as I was researching…

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This list was found at: thethirdcross.wordpress.com

Originally posted: March 6, 2016

14 responses to “The Attributes of God

  1. How about consciousness? Although I prefer Love and All that is. Great post!

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  2. I believe that God is Love. A beautiful power that exists all around us =)

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  3. So true, the Bible tells us this. And the key word here which people often overlook, “is”. 🙂

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  4. Interesting post, Michelle. I’ve never seen a list like this before. 🙂

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  5. I actually misplaced this list for awhile and I was heartbroken because of the amount of years I spent compiling it. So when I finally found it last week, I knew I had to post it. This list means so much to me, it gives me such a greater understanding of who God really is.

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  6. Beautiful compilation!!!! Wow!

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  7. I like the last one too. And also ‘a witness between you and me’, that’s beautiful.

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  8. It is beautiful… and such a comfort to know. I’m glad to be able to share these with you. If you find anymore, let me know. 🙂

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  9. devereaux frazier

    Reblogged this on Creative Writing Reblogged.

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  10. devereaux frazier

    *falls back in chair* Hands down favorite post of yours

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  11. So glad for that D…. It’s so amazing when we can finally see who God really is and understand what He promises always to be to each and every one of us. If we will only let Him… 😉

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  12. devereaux frazier

    If…yep. Some people try to guide their own lives.

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