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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

Example

  • 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 can love through humans

  • I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. Hosea 11:4 NIV

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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
  • Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, And are regarded as a speck of dust on the scales; Behold, He lifts up the islands like fine dust. Isaiah 40:15 NASB
  • Just as you do not know the path of the wind, and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes everything. Ecclesiastes 11:5 NASB
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  • He it is Who spreads out the northern skies over emptiness and hangs the earth upon or over nothing. He holds the waters bound in His clouds [which otherwise would spill on earth all at once], and the cloud is not rent under them. He covers the face of His throne and spreads over it His cloud. He has placed an enclosing limit [the horizon] upon the waters at the boundary between light and darkness. The pillars of the heavens tremble and are astonished at His rebuke. He stills or stirs up the sea by His power, and by His understanding He smites proud Rahab. By His breath the heavens are garnished; His hand pierced the [swiftly] fleeing serpent. Yet these are but [a small part of His doings] the outskirts of His ways or the mere fringes of His force, the faintest whisper of His voice! Who dares contemplate or who can understand the thunders of His full, magnificent power? Job 26:7-14 AMPC

GOD's friend

  • “But you, Israel, are My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, The descendants of Abraham My friend. Isaiah 41:8 NKJV
  • 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

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 looks at us through the lens of our future

  • Gideon: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
  • Jacob: 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 
  • Moses: At this juncture Moses was born, and was exceedingly beautiful in God’s sight. Acts 7:20 AMPC

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

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See also

  • Soul: Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.” Hebrews 10:38 NKJV
  • So they put away the foreign gods from among them and served the Lord. And His soul could no longer endure the misery of Israel. Judges 10:16 NKJV
  • Body: Now they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the
    presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. Genesis 3:8 NASB
  • Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Genesis 1:26 NKJV

GOD Shows Emotions

1. Joy

  • The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will 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 NKJV
  • At that very time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Luke 10:21 NASB

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  • “The LORD your God is in your midst, A Warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with joy; He will be quiet in His love [making no mention of your past sins], He will rejoice over you with shouts of joyZephaniah 3:17 AMP
  • The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 AMPC

2. Sadness

  • The LORD regretted that He had made mankind on the earth, and He was [deeply] grieved in His heart. Genesis 6:6 AMP
  • Jesus wept. John 11:35 AMP
  • And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God [but seek to please Him], by whom you were sealed and marked [branded as God’s own] for the day of redemption [the final deliverance from the consequences of sin]. Ephesians 4:30 AMP

GOD Chooses the foolish to shame the "wise"

  • God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong 1 Corinthians 1:27 NKJV
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  • But God has selected [for His purpose] the foolish things of the world to shame the wise [revealing their ignorance], and God has selected [for His purpose] the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong [revealing their frailty]. 1 Corinthians 1:27 NKJV
Example

  • Then the LORD said to Gideon, “With the three hundred men who lapped the water I will save you and deliver the Midianites into your hand. But all the others are to go home.” Judges 7:7 BSB 

GOD is looking at you Now

  • Will You never look away from me Job 7:19 BSB
  • O You Watcher and Keeper of men Job 7:20 AMPC
  • Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, “You are God Who Sees” Genesis 16:13 AMP
  • The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. Psalm 14:2 NKJV

GOD can be "felt"

  • That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after1 Him, and find Him, though He be not far from every one of us … Acts 17:27 KJV
  • [I am writing about] what existed from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life [the One who existed even before the beginning of the world, Christ] 1 John 1:1 AMP
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Footnotes

  1. 5584 ψηλαφάω [YHLAFA/W] {psēlapháō} \psay-laf-ah'-o\ from the base of 5567 (compare 5586); to manipulate, i.e. verify by contact; figuratively, to search for:--feel after, handle, touch.