Getting To Know God In Light Of Scripture
(Written by Kevin a. Hall 01.19.2017)
How can an understanding of God’s attributes help us to know God better?
I think of this one in relation to my marriage – I had better make every effort to know my wife or there’s a price to pay. Thankfully we are at a place where we often say the same things (together). I often mimic her words and she does mine. So it is with my relationship with God – I must seek to understand Him more and more to fully experience Him and His blessings. And he encourages us to imitate Him. Thankfully, we can learn about His nature through Scripture. We know that He is personal, indestructible, self-sufficient, immortal and because of this I am so happy “Those who trust in him do not trust in vain” (69).
It is essential that we know Him so we can love, worship and confidently serve Him. Again, it is essential that we understand our God so that we can be in alignment with His will
Just imagine serving a real God who is creator of everything –
- Infinite (unrestricted, unbounded with His attributes the same – unlimited love, unlimited mercy, unlimited grace)
- Righteous (Consistent and true to Himself – always faithful, so we can trust that He will respond)
- Immutable (unchanging in His essence and character – He acts, is acted upon and reacts )
Many other attributes but you get the point… He is a living, breathing, holy, sovereign and good God. This is the only God I wish to serve.