by Tiffany S.
from Virtuous Daughters, January 2014~Volume 13, Number 10
“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, Whose name is Holy;
I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit,
to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”—Isaiah 57:15
What a delight to study God’s character as revealed in His Word! When I consider His impeccable character, His unmatched beauty, His magnificent power, I declare with the psalmist, “What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that Thou visiteth him? For Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour….O LORD our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8) What a mighty God we serve! Yet He cares for us as the sheep of His pasture, He holds us in His right hand of righteousness, He knows the number of hairs on our head, He puts our tears in a bottle...what love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God (1 John 3:1)!
There is a difference between God’s natural attributes and His moral attributes. The Lord’s natural attributes are uniquely His; they never can or will apply to human beings. These attributes are sometimes difficult to comprehend from our limited human perspective; however, the knowledge that our almighty God possesses these divine characteristics provides incredible comfort, security, and encouragement. “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it….How precious also are Thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!”—Psalm 139:6,17
Natural Attributes of God
God’s moral attributes apply to His relationship with mankind. As believers, we should strive to emulate these qualities as part of endeavoring to glorify Him. When we get to heaven, we will be “like Him” in these characteristics (1 John 3:2).
Moral Attributes of God
I hope some of this is an encouragement to you as you press on to know Him more. Studying the attributes of God drives me to love Him more passionately and serve Him more fervently. He is worthy of our praise! O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together!
*definition from Bible Doctrines for Today by Michael C. Bere
Note: The Knowledge of the Holy is an excellent book by A.W. Tozer that is filled with rich insight and encouragement regarding the attributes of God. I highly recommend it!
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