The Subject of God

Let us peruse something of the nature of God in this post. God is a big subject and theology is a study that cannot be exhausted.  With that in mind, we will cover three aspects of God’s nature and character today.

First, let us be reminded that God is great. God is greater than anything, any person, or any entity in the entirety of the universe. This world offers great sights, sounds, and experiences. None of them can compare to the surpassing greatness of God. He transcends time and space and He is above all. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable. (Psalm 145:3)

Also, God is good. No, I mean perfectly good. He is always good, always righteous, and always holy. God is pure beyond our belief. He is absolutely pure and good in all things, all circumstances, and at all times. The goodness of God endures continually. (Psalm 52:1)

God is great and God is good. And for us, that is a problem. Human beings are neither great nor good. As a matter of fact, the Scriptures tell us that no one is good (Psalm 14:3), that we have all sinned (Romans 3:23), and that we all deserve God’s judgment (John 3:17). We are separated from God by our sinfulness. This is bad news indeed. But, thankfully, there is one other aspect of God’s nature to examine.

God is gracious. God’s grace gives us what we do not deserve. Christ entered our world and took upon himself our flesh. (John 1:14) He lived for our righteousness, died for our forgiveness, and was raised for our justification. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)  We can be forgiven, reconciled to God, and saved through trusting in Christ Jesus. And it’s all because of the gracious gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8-9) God’s love is expressed through His grace and mercy.

God is great, God is good, and God is gracious. That is wonderful news, dear Christian. Now, go tell someone about it!

Tony French

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