Discover Who God Is from Scripture
We can learn a lot about God from the Bible. After all, we do sometimes call it the Word of God. Every book in the Bible, even every chapter reveals truth about God. This includes Psalm 33. It’s a psalm of praise. It reveals five biblical truths about God.
In this Psalm, the writer praises God by telling him who he is. If this seems a bit corny, know that we do this with the people we care about all the time. Why not do it to God too?
While this shortlist is far from inclusive, it’s a great start and a smart summary about who God is.
1. God is Right and True
God’s word is right and true. What he says reflects his character. So, if his words are right and true, so, too, is his character. While we always want to be right, no person can be right all the time. But God is. He’s always right. And what he says is always true. We can count on it. God is right and true.
2. God is Faithful
God is faithful in all he does, every action. He’s loyal to us and devoted. This isn’t just part of the time. It’s all the time. God’s faithfulness to us is consistent. He’ll never let us down.
3. God is Righteous
God is righteous. He loves righteousness. This isn’t a word we use too much nowadays. This means he does the right thing. It denotes virtuous, moral behavior, without a hint of guilt or any stain of sin.
Though some people are more righteous than others, we all fall short of God’s perfect standard. Only God, exemplified by Jesus, is fully righteous.
4. God is Just
God is also just. He does what’s right. He’s honorable, and he’s fair. He loves justice. We should too.
5. God is Loving
God is love. His love fills the earth. His love is unfailing, never faltering, and without end. Despite our best intentions, we can never truly love unconditionally. But God can. Our love is limited, while God’s love is limitless.
Who is God?
God is right and true. He is faithful. He is righteous. He is just. And he is loving. These are five characteristics of God that we can count on.
What can we do to show these traits to others? Doing so will glorify God and point others to him.
[Read through the Bible with us this year. Today’s reading is Psalm 31-35, and today’s post is on Psalm 33:4-5.]
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices.
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