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Nature of God


GOD, nature of

I am spellbound by the intensity of Jesus' emotions: not a twinge of pity, but heartbroken compassion; not a passing irritation, but terrifying anger; not a silent tear, but groans of anguish; not a weak smile, but ecstatic celebration. Jesus' emotions are like a mountain river cascading with clear water. My emotions are more like a muddy foam or a feeble trickle.── G. Walter Hansenin, Christianity Today.


GOD, nature of

While my young son Doug was looking at a full moon, he asked, "Mom, is God in the moon?" I explained that God is everywhere. "Is he in my tummy?" Doug wanted to know. "Well, sort of," I responded, not sure where these questions wee leading. Then Doug declared, "God wants a banana."── Buff Spies, in Reader's Digest, November 1991.


GOD, nature of

The early church leader Augustine was once accosted by a heathen who showed him his idol and said, "Here is my god; where is thine?" Augustine replied, "I cannot show you my God; not because there is no God to show but because you have no eyes to see Him."── Unknown.


GOD, nature of

I have observed the power of the watermelon seed. It has the power of drawing from the ground and through itself 200,000 times its weight. When you can tell me how it takes this material and out of it colors an outside surface beyond the imitation of art, and then forms inside of it a white rind and within that again a red heart, thickly inlaid with black seeds, each one of which in turn is capable of drawing through itself 200,000 times its weight--when you can explain to me the mystery of a watermelon, you can ask me to explain the mystery of God. ── William Jennings Bryan.



A.  Almighty God, to bless us. “ I am the Almighty God” (Gen.17:1).

B.  Blessed God, to cheer us. “Glorious gospel of the blessed God” (1.Tim,1:11).

C.  Compassionate God, to bear with us. “ For the Lord’s portion is His people.” c. (Deut.32:9-13).

D.  Defending God, to protect us. “ The Lord is my Strength,” c.(Exodus 15:2,3).

E.  Eternal God, to secure us. “ The eternal God is thy Refuge” (Deut.33:27).

F.  Faithful God ,to assure us. (Judged him faithful Who had promised” Heb.11:11.

G.  Gracious God, to bless us. “ Thou art a gracious God, and merciful. Slow to anger,” c. (Jonah 4:2).

H.  Holy God, to sanctify us. “ I am God…the Holy One” (Hosea 11:9).

I.  Indwelling God, to establish us. “ God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved” (Psalm 46:5).

J.  Just God, to clear us. “A just God and a Saviour” (Isaiah 45:21).

K.  Kind God, to supply us. “ Who crowneth thee with loving kindness” (Psalm 103:4).

L.  Loving God, to cherish us. “ Yea, I have loved thee” ( Jer,31:3).

M.  Mighty God, to deliver us. “ With His mighty power” (Deut.4:37).

N.  Near God, to sustain us. “ He is near that justifieth me” (Isaiah 50:8).

O.  Omniscient God, to watch over us. “Behold He that keepeth Israel,”c.(Psalm 121:4-7).

P.   Powerful God, to strengthen us. “ The Lord stood with me and strengthened me” (2 Tim,4:17).

Q.  Quickening God, to change us. “ Hath quickened us together with Christ ”(Ephesians 2:5).

R.  Righteous God, to justify us. “ Establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins” (Psalm 7:9).

S.  Saving God, to free us. “This is our God……and He will save us” (Isaiah 25:9).

T.   Truth-keeping God, to to encourage us. “Which keepeth truth for ever” (Psalm 146:6).

U.  Unchanging God, to secure us. “ I am the Lord, I change not” (Malachi 3: 6).

V.  Victorious God, to overcome for us. “ Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory” (1.Cor.15:57).

W.  Wise God, to enlighten us. “ Yet will I not forget thee, Behold I have graven thee upon the palms of My hands” (Isaiah 49:15,16).

Y.  Yearning God, to look after us. “Yet will I not forget thee. Behold I have graven thee upon the palms of My hands” (Isaiah 49:15,16).

Z.  Zealous God, to keep us. “ According to His Divine power hath given unto us all things,” c.(2 Peter 1:3).

── F.E. MarshFive Hundred Bible Readings