Day 1

God Is God

from the Attributes of God reading plan


Deuteronomy 10:14-17, Psalm 145:3-7, Isaiah 40:9-25, John 1:1-5, Revelation 22:13

BY She Reads Truth

God is the Creator and Sustainer of all things, both visible and invisible. He is infinite, eternal, and unfathomable, yet He reveals Himself to us through the universe He made and His infallible Word.

Whatever we think of when we think about God is, at the very least, incomplete. He is infinite, but our imaginations are limited. He is unfathomable, so our thoughts cannot plumb the depths. He is the Creator of everything, yet we are constrained by metaphors that come from the created world. The very idea that we might classify or categorize God is laughable. He cannot be tamed or studied. He is beyond our reach and beyond our understanding.

And yet we can know Him. He has graciously entered our world, time and time again, so that we might be His children and His true image-bearers. He was in the garden with Adam and Eve. He spoke to Noah, Abraham, and Moses. His presence filled the tabernacle and, later, the temple. He put on flesh and became one of us. And He has gifted His Spirit to His people, in order that we might know Him more intimately still. “The LORD had his heart set on your fathers and loved them. He chose their descendants after them—he chose you out of all the peoples, as it is today” (Deuteronomy 10:15).

We can know God because He has chosen to be known. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-present. He is loving and just, merciful and good, and a thousand other things beside. “For the LORD your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, mighty, and awe-inspiring God” (v.17). Theologians have made many a complicated list of God’s attributes, filling thick volumes on shelves that occupy the libraries of this world. But those books amount to what we can know about God. We have been given an opportunity to go much deeper than that. We have been invited to love Him and be loved by Him—to know Him in a way that defies our limited capacity for knowledge and understanding and, in so doing, bring Him glory.

Whatever measure of knowledge we have about God is granted to us so that we might worship Him, not merely as admirers from afar but as dearly loved children.

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160 thoughts on "God Is God"

  1. Hannah Acosta says:

    My pastor put it this way: “If we make decisions based on logic, where is the faith? Relying on our own mind to take steps of faith, it’s no longer faith. It’s just simply moving forward with no purpose.”

  2. Courtney Mazurkiewich says:

    I pray to know the father more fully each day. I’m reminded that the word daily is an important way. & He will continue to reveal Himself to me through the word, through people, as He speaks to me. Thankful for a God that wants to be so near. I pray against distractions this morning. I pray my eyes to be on Jesus alone.

  3. Alia Evashkevich says:

    I would hate to serve a God that I could fully understand. That seems so illogical to me. I love that God reveals Himself to us through so many ways and that we will never stop learning about His character, justice, love, and grace.

  4. Amanda Ellerbruch says:

    I’ve just moved and started a new life with a new job, and I felt it was time to go back to the basics. As I sat down one morning to pray, it hit me that I have never really thought about WHO God is. This study is absolutely perfect for reminding ourselves who our amazing savior is!

  5. Jan Allman says:

    ❤️

  6. Mary Escoto says:

    Isn’t it wonderful that we can come to know God and yet not know Him at all at the same time and yet love God so much. Truly He is our Creator ❤️

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