GOD

GOD's nature

God’s nature explained

  • Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV 1984
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  • Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant. It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured. It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail]. Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening]. Love neverfails [it never fades nor ends]. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 AMP

God calls us to be with Him

  • Then the LORD said to Moses, “Come up to Me on the mountain and stay here Exodus 24:12 BSB
  • Blessed is the man You choose, And cause to approach You, That he may dwell in Your courts. Psalm 65:4 NKJV

God changes hearts and minds

  • The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He pleases. Proverbs 21:1 NASB
  • In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the LORD spoken by Jeremiah, the LORD moved the heart of Cyrus king of Persia to make a proclamation throughout his realm and also to put it in writing Ezra 1:1 NIV

GOD comforts

God not far

  • He is not far from any one of us. Acts 17:27 NIV
  • God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalms 46:1 NIV
  • Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your Presence? If I go up to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the depths, You are there. Psalm 139:7-8 NIV
  • He has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 ESV
  • there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 NIV
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  • He has said, “I WILL NEVER [under any circumstances] DESERT YOU [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], NOR WILL I FORSAKE or LET YOU DOWN or RELAX MY HOLD ON YOU [assuredly not]!” Hebrews 13:5 AMP

God’s power

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  • which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? Luke 12:25-26 ESV

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  • which of you by worrying can add one hour to his life’s span? So if you are not even able to do a very little thing [such as that], why are you worried about the rest? Luke 12:25-26 AMP

God considers extending one’s life a very small thing.

God’s love for us

  • I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. Hosea 11:4 NIV
  • The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

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  • I led them with cords of a man, with bonds of love Hosea 11:4 NASB
  • The LORD your God is among you; He is mighty to save. He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you with His love; He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 BSB

God's awesomeness

  • “Yet these are just the fringes of His ways [mere samples of His power], The faintest whisper of His voice! Who can contemplate the thunder of His [full] mighty power?” Job 26:14 AMP

GOD's friend

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  • And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of GodJames 2:23 NKJV

See GOD

  • Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8 NIV
  • they saw the God of Israel; and under His feet there appeared to be a pavement of sapphire, as clear as the sky itself. Exodus 24:10 NASB
  • The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Exodus 33:11 NIV

Secret place of GOD

  • He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall remain stable and fixed under The shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand]. Psalm 91:1 AMP
  • But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. Matthew 6:6 NKJV

God is supreme

  • our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases. Psalm 115:3 NKJV
  • For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. Psalm 95:3 NIV
  • For You are the LORD Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods. Psalm 97:9 NASB
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  • For you, LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods. Psalm 97:9 NIV

God repays

  • Jesus got into the boat belonging to Simon and asked him to put out a little from shore. And sitting down, He taught the people from the boat…When they had done so (what He told them to do), they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to tear. Luke 5:3-6 BSB

God is a dwelling place

  • “The eternal God is your refuge and dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms Deuteronomy 33:27 AMP
  • Be to me a rock of dwelling to which I may continually come Psalm 71:3 NASB
  • He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand]. Psalm 91:1 AMP
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  • Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come Psalm 71:3 ESV

God dwelling in us

  • For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Isaiah 57:15 NKJV
  • All these things my hand has made and these are all mine, says LORD JEHOVAH. And in whom shall I look and shall I dwell, except in the quiet one and in the humble of spirit who trembles from my word?  Isaiah 66:2 AB
  • Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will follow My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our dwelling with him. John 14:23 NASB

God looks at us knowing our future

  • And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, “The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!” Judges 6:12 NKJV
  • Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose in election might stand: not by works but by him who calls—she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.” Romans 9:11-13 NIV 

God knows our future; which is He calls Gideon valiant warrior. He also knew that Esau would be godless (see Hebrews 12:16) which is why He says Esau I hated.

God Literally Comes Down

  • Now the Lord came and stood and called as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!”And Samuel answered, “Speak, for Your servant hears.” 1 Samuel 3:10 NKJV
  • So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the LORD I have now come.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, “What does my Lord say to His servant?” Joshua 5:14 NKJV 
  • When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. Revelation 1:17 NIV
  • the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend. Exodus 33:11 NASB
  • Your way was through the sea, your path through the great waters; yet your footprints were unseen. Psalm 77:19 ESV