You could probably describe your best friend's personality, distinguishing characteristics, favorite food, or hobbies. Right? Just as you can describe your friend, you can describe what God is. God gives us a description of himself in his Word, so that you can know God. Let’s learn about what God is by taking a look a few biblical verses.
A quick study of the following biblical truths will help answer the question, “What is God?
In Genesis 1:1, we see that God is a creator.
In Deuteronomy 7:9, God is faithful, which means reliable; trusted; true to one's word, promises, and vows.
Psalms 34:8 says that God is good.
Psalms 135:5 says that God is great.
Psalms 147:5 says that God is powerful.
Isaiah 26:4 says that God is strong.
John 4:24 says that God is a Spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Not a Man
Is God an old man with a big, bushy beard? No. Is God a man? No. Is God a woman? No. Is God Jesus? No. No to all of those questions. God is spirit, energy, light.
The word “worship” in that verse is the Greek word pronounced "pros-koo-neh'-o," which means to reverence. Worship is a feeling, attitude or gesture of deep respect; an act of devotion; adoration, or manifestation or acknowledgement offered to God. And the word “spirit” in that verse is the Greek word "pneuma," which refers to the spiritual energy inside you. Spirit connects you to God and everything in the universe. You may want to read "Spirit is a Force" in TheKingsGuide.com.
God is peace in 1 Corinthians 14:33.
God is a father in 1 Corinthians 8:6, which says "But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him." Acknowledging God as a “father,” our heavenly father, help us realize all that he can and will do for us. Just as our earthly father has certain abilities that enable him to care for his children, God, our heavenly father, cares for us and fulfills his promises.
Ephesians 1:3 says that "God is our heavenly father, and father of Jesus Christ." So, God is also a father to Jesus Christ, a wonderful spiritual man.
Philippians 4:19 says that God is a supplier. And this is where where praying comes in. You may want to read "Trusting in God by Praying" in TheKingsGuide.com.
1 John 1:5 says that God is light. Light. God is energy and light. 2 Corinthians 4:18 says that we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting. When we live in the light, we see things others can not. The unseen things of the word become visible and known to us, and we thereby become wise.
1 John 4:16 says that God is love. That's pretty plain and simple to understand. What do you love? I love my wife, my children, pepperoni pizza, football, and many other things. But who do you love? Who? Wherever there is love between people, there God is.
In conclusion, we now have a pretty good description of God. A lot of people are always looking for evidence or proof of God existence. They do not see that God is all around us. He’s creation, goodness, peace, light, and love. Now, by studying God’s Word, we have a pretty good idea of who God is.
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