God\'s Character.txt

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God\'s Character.txt
2011-02-03 00:58:57
God\'s Character

God's Character
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  1. God’s idea of justice is always right.
    • Now let the fear of the LORD be upon you. Judge carefully, for with the LORD our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery. (2 Chronicles 19:7)
    • Let them sing before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity. (Psalm 98:9)
  2. God is always on the job even in the worst of times.
    • Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again. (Psalm 71:20-21) 
    • You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. (Genesis 50:20)
  3. God is always present with his children.
    • If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. (Psalm 139:8)
    • "Am I only a God nearby," declares the LORD, "and not a God far away? Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?" declares the LORD. "Do not I fill heaven and earth?" declares the LORD. (Jeremiah 23:23-24)
  4. God is merciful and does not punish as our sins deserve.
    • The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. (Psalm 103:8-12)
    • Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. (Micah 7:18)
    • Because they rejected my laws and did not follow my decrees and desecrated my Sabbaths. For their hearts were devoted to their idols. Yet I looked on them with pity and did not destroy them or put an end to them in the desert. (Ezekiel 20:16-17)
  5. God is gracious and gives us good things.
    • Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing. The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. (Psalm 34:9-10)
    • Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4)
  6. God can be trusted.
    • Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you. (Psalm 9:10)
    • Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal. (Isaiah 26:4)
  7. God is kind.
    • But let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the LORD. (Jeremiah 9:24)
    •  It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them. I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love; I lifted the yoke from their neck and bent down to feed them. (Hosea 11:3-4)
  8. God follows through on all his promises.
    • God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? (Numbers 23:19)
    • Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.  (Psalm 145:13)
  9. God has unlimited resources to help us.
    • I have no need of a bull from your stall or of goats from your pens, for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the creatures of the field are mine. If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world is mine, and all that is in it. (Psalm 50:9-12)
    • And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. (Acts 17:25)
  10. God made us, therefore, he knows what is best for us.
    • Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. (Psalm 100:3)
    • Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. (Isaiah 64:8)
    • Have we not all one Father? Did not one God create us? Why do we profane the covenant of our fathers by breaking faith with one another? (Malachi 2:10)
  11. God loves pouring gifts on us.
    • I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me. I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul.  (Jeremiah 32:40-41)
    • If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:11)
  12. God is qualified to lead our lives.
    • You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself. (Exodus 19:4)
    • "There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides on the heavens to help you and on the clouds in his majesty. The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying, 'Destroy him!'(Deuteronomy 33:26-27)
  13. God cares about us.
    • The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. (Psalm 145:9)
    • Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)
  14. God is protecting us 24/7.
    • The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. (Psalm 34:7)
    • He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. (Psalm 91:4)
    • He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. (Psalm 121:3-4)
  15. God has the ability to heal anything.
    • O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. (Psalm 30:2)
    • Who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by evil spirits were cured, and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all. (Luke 6:18-19)
  16. There is nothing created that God didn’t make.
    • As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. (Ecclesiastes 11:5)
    • He who forms the mountains, creates the wind, and reveals his thoughts to man, he who turns dawn to darkness, and treads the high places of the earth— the LORD God Almighty is his name. (Amos 4:13)
  17. God never lies.
    • God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? (Numbers 23:19)
    • God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. (Hebrews 6:18)
    • God’s faithfulness will never let us down.
    • Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands. (Deuteronomy 7:9)
    • For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. (Psalm 33:4)
  18. God has a passionate love for us.
    • How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. (1 John 3:1)
    • This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. (1 John 4:9)
  19. God’s heart is absolutely pure.
    • 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. (Deuteronomy 32:4)
    • The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made. (Psalm 145:17)
  20. He is King of the universe and above all things.
    • Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other. (Deuteronomy 4:39)
    • Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. (1 Chronicles 29:12)
  21. God makes the right decisions.
    • Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! (Romans 11:33)
    • To the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen. (Romans 16:27)
  22. God is offended when sin is committed.
    • Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge. (Psalm 51:4)
    • You have not bought any fragrant calamus for me, or lavished on me the fat of your sacrifices. But you have burdened me with your sins and wearied me with your offenses. (Isaiah 43:24)
  23. God’s power to help us is unlimited.
    • "I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? (Jeremiah 32:27)
    • Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21)
  24. He is a good and righteous judge.
    • The King is mighty, he loves justice— you have established equity; in Jacob you have done what is just and right. (Psalm 99:4)
    • The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made. (Psalm 145:17)
    • God’s love for us is without limit.
    • Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands. (Deuteronomy 7:9)
    • The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. (Jeremiah 31:3)
  25. God is good.
    • For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. (Psalm 100:5)
    • The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him (Nahum 1:7)
  26. His way of doing things is better than our way.
    • "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD." As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9)
    • But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? "Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, 'Why did you make me like this?' " (Romans 9:20)
  27. God’s favor is on us.
    • For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD. (Proverbs 8:35)
    • In order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:7)