To gain a glimpse into who God is, take a look at what God does. We could go book by book through the Bible and examine many wondrous works of the Lord to learn about the kind of God we have. Here, however, we’ll examine just three of His wonders and discover numerous attributes that make Him a God worthy of our praise and devotion.
Who God is as the God of Creation
The Bible provides many accounts of God’s activity beginning with creation. What kind of God would be able to speak the heavens and earth into existence (Gen. 1-2; Ps. 33:6, 9) as described in Scripture?
Such a majestic, strategically designed masterpiece shows us we have an all-powerful, creative, wise, purposeful, and sovereign God of order. This is the God we love, serve, and worship. — “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” (Rev. 4:11)
How Scripture Reflects the Kind of God We Have
The writing, compilation, and preservation of the Bible is a testament to the kind of God we have. The Bible describes itself as inerrant, sufficient, dynamic, and powerful truth that is able to make us wise for salvation and thoroughly equip us for every good deed (2 Tim. 3:15-17; Heb. 4:12).
Only an eternal God of absolute truth, knowledge, wisdom, and perfection could produce such a comprehensive and cohesive manuscript though written over the course of time using many human writers. He not only sets the standard but is the Standard. These are the words of a God we should long to meditate on and follow in all we do. — “They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.” (Ps. 19:10)
What God Does in Salvation Reflects His Character, the Essence of Who He Is
We don’t have to look around us but just peer into our own hearts and we have to admit that we all miss the mark. We keep messing up, if not in our words and actions, in our attitudes. Scripture puts it this way: “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23) — “For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do – this I keep on doing.” (Rom. 7:18-19) — Here’s the real problem: “the wages of sin is death” (Rom. 6:23)
Because God is holy, righteous, and just, He can’t ignore sin. Yet, He is also a God of love who doesn’t want anyone to perish in their sin (Matt. 18:14). So, in His mercy and grace, He bridged the gap for us in Christ Jesus who, though perfect, died in our place, taking the punishment our sin deserved. Hence, if we receive Him and believe in His name (Jn. 1:12-13), our sin is forgiven and we’re made right in the eyes of God — by grace through faith (Eph. 2:8-9). This is a God we can trust to deliver us eternally from the penalty of sin and also from the power of sin in our lives here and now.