That includes people, all people of all races out of all nations . . . you and me. "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them" (Genesis 1:27).

How can we describe God? How can we understand Him? God's nature and being are beyond our grasp in so many ways. It is difficult to describe God in human words. Though we cannot fully understand Him, there are some things we can know of Him. God has revealed things about Himself: His perfection, His existence, His presence,these can be partially understood through observing His creation, and reading His Word, the Bible.

We can begin to understand God by some of His characteristics. These are pointed out to us in God's Word, your Bible.

God's Qualities

God is eternal. "Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God" (Psalm 90:2). God does not live in the past or in the future, actually He lives in the now. God is always.

God is all-powerful. God's power is shown by His speaking the earth into existence. God said, "Let there be light; and there was light" (Genesis 1:3). God's might, His genius, His ability to set all things in total harmony is seen throughout our universe. Our flights into space are possible because we depend on the accuracy of God to direct the stars in the heavens.

God is good. Our English words "God" and "good" are related. "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning" (James 1:17).

God is near. He is close. "for in Him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28). "...He is not far from each one of us" (Acts 17:27).

"God is love" (I John 4:8). Love gives, and "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).

God is holy. He is absolutely perfect and sinless. God makes no mistakes.

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