Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Character of God




Last night some of the women from our Church (and one, not from our church) and their older daughters attended the Women's Meeting that our church puts together. The book we're reading though and discussing right now is "Damsels In Distress" by Martha Peace.

Some things really stood out at me last night in the book that I thought I'd share with y'all. The author mentioned how learning about the character of God and knowing what He is like helps us Christians to work through problems and issues that happen in life. So then she went on to give a list of scriptures on the character of God. I thought I'd write them out here for y'all.

I pray that y'all find them as encouraging as I do.


God Loves Us.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. - Romans 5:8

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principlalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to seperate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:38-39

See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. - 1 John 3:1

We love, because He first loved us. - 1 John 4:19


God is Compassionate.


Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you And there he waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him. - Isaiah 30:18


Seeing the people, He [the Lord Jesus] felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. - Matthew 9:36

The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. - Psalm 103:8



So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy. - Romans 9:16


But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ...- Ephesians 2:4-5


God is Faithful.


God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. - 1 Corinthians 1:9

Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass. - 1 Thessalonians 5:24

If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself. - 2 Timothy 2:13


let us hold fast he confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. - Hebrews 10:23

Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right. - 1 Peter 4:19



And as a side note:

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

3 comments:

BelovedPeace said...

Happy Valentine's Day! :-)

Lenna said...

Happy Valentine's Day Jessica!

Abigail said...

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY JESSICA!

I love you!

Abigail