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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Word-Filled Wednesday ~136~ Godly Attributes

"Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; His greatness no one can fathom." ~Psalm 145:3

"Being infinite, God is inexhaustibly interesting. It is therefore impossible that God be boring." ~John Piper

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." ~A. W. Tozer

THE Man and some other men at our church are going through the Bible study: "Behold Your God ~ Rethinking God Biblically" by John Snyder. I am looking forward to doing the study when he has finished. Why? Because any Bible study that can bring my dear Man to tears while he is reading a section to me, peaks my attention. 

This, below, is part of the reading, on the attributes of God, that had him in such awe of our limitless God that he drawn to tears . . . 

"God is who He is. Whatever is true of God's character is part of who He is. For example, think about His omnipotence (the possession of all-power). He never has to start the day by trying to make Himself all-powerful. He does not have to work at remaining all-powerful even after the passing of 10,000 years. It is who He is. He is God Almighty. This is one of His attributes. It is one aspect essential to his deity. If He were not all-powerful, He would not be who He is - He would not be the person that the Bible reveals to us as God . . . 

"God, unlike us, is not divided. He is perfect unity. There can be no division or conflict within God. Every attribute is in perfect harmony with every other attribute. His love is never at odds with His wrath. His justice and His mercy walk together. Furthermore, every attribute of God influences all other attributes. If He is all-powerful, then His wrath is all-powerful . . . No matter how we turn these truths in front of our mind's eye, there is always more splendor to behold . . . God has revealed that He is essentially incomprehensible. He is beyond our understanding. In short, this teaches us that though God can be known in a personal way, he can never be figured out. In fact, no angel, no saint in heaven, and no seminary professor on earth can ever full grasp the boundlessness of God. Being incomprehensible is just part of who He is. He knows Himself perfectly, but He is the only one who possesses this ability . . . Every atribute is infinitely, immeasurably, limitlessly full."
 [from pages 6 and 7]

Wow! A study that STARTS like that, must be worth doing!

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><


  1. Now THAT sounds like a study I would like to do. Think I will be heading over and checking it out. :) Thanks, Kim.

    1. I'm sure it will be a blessing. Wish we could do it together.



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