This page will be helpful in understanding the nature and character of God, without which it will be difficult to understand the paradoxes in scripture and the perspective from which content on this website is based. Sometimes, we read the Bible as if it’s a novel, rather than studying and meditating on the scriptures as we would complex research. Studying the scriptures allows the Holy Spirit to reveal truth and give us a revelation of God’s will and nature. It will take a considerable amount of time in God’s presence, studying His word, to grasp His depth and multifaceted nature. The more we know of God’s nature, the better we’re able to follow in His footsteps and make an impact in our world. Below is a compilations of scriptures that should prove helpful.
God Is A Spirit
John 4:24 (KJV): God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Romans 8:27 (KJV): And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Psalm 143:10 (KJV): Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
Isaiah 61:1 (KJV): The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
God Is Holy
Psalm 99:5 (KJV): Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.
Isaiah 5:16 (KJV): But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
Leviticus 19:2 (NKJV): “Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.
Joshua 24:19 (AMP): Then Joshua said to the people, “You will not be able to serve the Lord [if you serve any other gods], for He is a holy God; He is a [a]jealous God [demanding what is rightfully and uniquely His]. He will not forgive your transgression [of His law] or your sins.
1 Samuel 2:2 (NIV): “There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.
God Is Love
1 John 4:8 (AMP): The one who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love. [He is the originator of love, and it is an enduring attribute of His nature.]
Romans 5:5 (AMP): Such hope [in God’s promises] never disappoints us, because God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Romans 8:39 (KJV): Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ephesians 2:4 (NJKV): But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,
1 John 4:7 (NKJV): Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:10 (AMP): In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation [that is, the atoning sacrifice, and the satisfying offering] for our sins [fulfilling God’s requirement for justice against sin and placating His wrath].
God is Merciful and Kind
Joel 2:13 (AMP): Rip your heart to pieces [in sorrow and contrition] and not your garments.” Now return [in repentance] to the Lord your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness [faithful to His covenant with His people]; And He relents [His sentence of] evil [when His people genuinely repent].
Deuteronomy 4:31 (AMP): For the Lord your God is a merciful and compassionate God; He will not fail you, nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant with your fathers which He swore to them.
Psalm 116:5 (AMP): Gracious is the Lord, and [consistently] righteous;
Yes, our God is compassionate.
God Head Of The Holy Trinity/God as Father
1 John 5:8 (KJV): And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
2 Corinthians 6:18 (KJV): And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
1 John 3:1 (KJV): Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Hebrews 12:7 (KJV): If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
2 Peter 1:17 (KJV): For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
God Is Good, Faithful And Just
Deuteronomy 32:4 (NIV): 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.
Isaiah 30:18 (AMP): [God Is Gracious and Just] Therefore the Lord waits [expectantly] and longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed (happy, fortunate) are all those who long for Him [since He will never fail them].
Numbers 23:19 (KJV): God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
God Is With Us
Deuteronomy 31:6 (KJV): Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Joshua 1:9 (KJV): Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Matthew 1:23 (KJV): Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Genesis 35:3 (AMP): then let us get up and go up to Bethel, and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me wherever I have gone.”
God Is Creative
Genesis 1:1 (KJV): In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Genesis 1:27 (KJV): So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Genesis 1:21 (KJV): And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Isaiah 45:18 (AMP): For the Lord, who created the heavens [a](He is God, who formed the earth and made it; He established it and did not create it to be a wasteland, but formed it to be inhabited) says this, “I am the Lord, and there is no one else.
1 Timothy 4:3 (NKJV): forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
God Is Our Spiritual Father and Whomever We Need
Psalm 68:5 (KJV): A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.
Psalm 68:35 (KJV): O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.
Ecclesiastes 2:26 (KJV): For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.