Pastor Jim Lee (affectionately known as SlimJim) from the Veritas Domain has put together a considerable knowledge base on the subject of “The Attributes of God” that are indeed noteworthy. I’ve taken the liberty (with Jim’s permission) to put all of Jim’s links on this subject together into one post so that you can bookmark these links for future reference, should you wish to do so. You can also find these links under my “Christian Resources” page on the top line Menu under “G” for God’s Attributes (SlimJim – Series).
Omnipresence or ubiquity is the property of being present anywhere and everywhere. All present.
Omniscience is the capacity to know everything. All knowing.
Omnipotence is the quality of having unlimited power and potential. All powerful.
God’s sovereignty is His self-control and His control over all things. All controlling.
The glory of God is the infinite beauty and greatness of God’s manifold perfection.
God is unvarying, reliable, constant, and perpetual. God never adds or subtracts from His character and emotions. They are constant and unchanging.
God’s holiness is His defining characteristic. The holiness of God is a term used in the Bible to describe both His goodness and His power. It is completely unique, and utterly all-powerful, radiating out from God like an energy. In fact, in our current physical state, God’s holiness is so overwhelming, that it can actually be dangerous to approach.
God’s righteousness is the form or structure of his goodness, and his goodness is the concrete, active embodiment of his righteousness.
The wrath of God is an attribute of God as much a part of God as any other attribute, an attribute without which God would be less than God.
God’s physical deliverance of people is the result of His mercy, where He shows unmerited favor “specifically to those whose condition is miserable and one of great need”.
God’s ability to patiently endure lasting offense.
When we talk about God’s grace we are talking about God as one who gives favour even when people do not deserve it.
When we look at the biblical concept of divine goodness, one major idea stands out. It is that God is concerned about the well-being of his creatures and does things to promote it.
The Love of God:
Defined as “His self-giving affection for His image-bearing creatures and His unselfish concern for their well-being, that leads Him to act on their behalf and for their happiness and welfare.”
More to follow!
Thank you Pastor Jim!
Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!