Bless the Lord, O my soul,   
And all that is within me,   
bless His holy name.   
Bless the Lord, O my soul,   
And forget none of His benefits.   
- Psalms 103:1-2   
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4 Qualities of the Nature of God

As human beings with human minds and reasoning it is difficult for us to grasp the entire nature and power of God. God has, however, in His word, revealed certain qualities about Himself that we can read and understand. While we may never fully be able to understand the might of God, we can take comfort in the qualities He has revealed and understand that this same God cares and gives provision for His children even today. When we look at these four qualities we can, at a minimum, be confident in the ability of God to provide for us everything we need, both physically and spiritually. 1) God is eternal. There is no limit or boundary to the existence of God. He has always been and He will always be. Consider the words Moses gave Israel shortly before His death in Deut. 33:27, "The eternal God is your refuge, And underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, And will say Destroy!" God here is described as eternal and everlasting, no beginning and no end. Isaiah 40:28 proclaims this, "Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints, nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable." Before time God was, now God still is, and when time ceases God will continue to be. God is eternal, He is the great I AM, and to the Christian He is our father. How comforting !!!!!!! 2) God is omnipotent. God is all powerful, there is no limit to what he is able to perform. In God's words to Abraham in Gen 18:14 He made the statement, "Is anything to hard for the Lord?" Simply put, no. God's power is limitless. In this instance it was God that allowed Sarah to bear a child despite her being well advanced in age. The scriptures reveal that God created the heavens and the earth and everything in it. Psalm 8:3 says, "When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained." This is a Psalm of David giving praise to God, proclaiming that it was God who created the moon and stars and set them in their place. It was also God's power that set into motion a plan from the very beginning that would allow His Son to come to earth and be sacrificed so that mankind could have a means of having their sins forgiven and enjoy the hope of eternal life. Notice Eph. 1:19-20, "and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power (20) which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places." Truly God is all-powerful. 3) God is omniscient. God knows all. Rom. 11:33-36 says, "Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! (34) For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counselor? (35) Or who has first given to Him And it hall be repaid to him? (36) For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen." There is no limit to what God knows. Psalm 147:5 says God's understanding is "infinite". God knows the number of stars(Psalm 147:4), He knows the number of hairs on our head(Matt. 10:30). God knows our thoughts, our intents, our motivations, He knows all. A comforting thought if we are doing the will of God. A fearful thought if we are not. 4) God is omnipresent. God is everywhere at all times. The same God that is all-powerful and all-knowing also has the quality of being all-present. Psalm 139:7-8 says, "Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? (8) If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.' There is no where we can go without God being there, nothing we can do that is a secret to God. God has been everywhere from the very beginning and continues to be the same today. He saw the sin of Adam and Eve, He was with Israel as they fled Egypt, He watched over David as King Saul sought to kill David, and yes even today, He is with us. He watches over us and sees all we do. He is with us in times of trouble and sorrow. He sees us when we do good and bad. God is everywhere and nothing is hidden from him. Again, comforting to those doing His will, frightening to those who are not. - Garrett Alsip