God is good. He can only be good. All He does is done with good intention, even the most fearful situation we can imagine is intended for good, and God will not put us through it, if it is not beneficial to us.
“All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose,” (Romans 8:28).
God has divine control over everything that happens, and there is nothing outside His control.
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
(Romans 8: 38-39)
God’s goodness should be a source of comfort to the believer, for it helps us to realize that no matter how chaotic any situation seems, we needn’t fear, for God is still in charge.
Grace: When we speak of God’s grace, we speak of those wonderful gifts that no man deserves but God gives anyway, such as salvation and eternal life. Grace is given by the will of God; it is what He chose to bestow upon us, not because we earned it, or were deserving of it, but because it is in His divine will that it be given. God owes us nothing, He already gave us all we have; eternal life alone is payment enough for anything we could possibly do in this life, yet He continually gives us more. The wonderful thing about God’s grace is that it is available to anyone, even the richest man in the world who has everything he ever wanted, is still in position to receive God’s grace. Interesting enough, God has even allowed nonbelievers gifts of grace–they have done nothing to even deserve the air they breathe, yet God blesses regardless of how they stand spiritually. The sad thing is, their blessing may come as something temporal, such as riches or success, and it will all pass away as quickly as it came.
Holy: God’s holiness is incorruptible, no man is worthy to stand in the presence of God, our very presence is as filthy rags, yet through Christ we can stand in the presence of God. His holiness is so complete that He is able to allow us to stand before Him as sinners forgiven through the blood of Christ. He never holds the past against us and is never grudging, despite our continual disobedience. This in turn displays God as a just God, for He cannot be persuaded or bribed into doing something for us that we don’t deserve. In the end Christ will look at each of our hearts and the least bit of corruption will be enough to sentence us to Hell, but the true Christian will find comfort in this, for if we are found clean through the blood of Christ’s sacrifice, we will enter the eternal gates, and live forever in the presence of God and our Savior Jesus Christ.
God is omnipresent, or everywhere all at one time. You can’t go where God is not, which means we can walk into the presence of God no matter where we are. He is only a prayer away. Exactly how fast can a prayer form in your mind? God is there as soon as we begin to call.
God is also omniscient, which means He knows all there is to know. There is nothing that He doesn’t know. He knows every thought and every step you will make. We are each a part of God’s plan and we’re specifically designed to carry out His purpose in our lives, there is just no way around it, and here is where our free will comes into play, for the choice is ours: are we willing to follow, or do we have to be dragged along, kicking and screaming?
God is eternal. God has been around forever, there is no beginning and no end for Him. He exists and has always existed. Our human minds are incapable of understanding this. We are finite creatures and because we are finite, we can only see through terms of our meager existence. God has always been there, and He always will be. As Christians it is up to us to accept that fact, for there is no explanation to be had. God is, and will always be.
The character of God can be found throughout the books of the Holy Bible, only through this precious compilation of books can we find the characteristics of God. What is your favorite attribute of God’s character?