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The Attributes of God

Updated on August 10, 2009

Our God Is Awesome!

The Heavens declare your glory.
The Heavens declare your glory.

Characteristics of The Creator


2 Samuel 7:22

Wherefore thou art great, O Lord God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God besides thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

God is the Creator of the universe, the Creator of everything seen and unseen. Who can be compared to Him? There is none that can compare to His greatness.


Isaiah 40:28

Hath thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding.

God is mysterious to us in that we cannot understand how He never tires, is ever powerful, has all knowledge, has no beginning and no end. He is the source of everything that ever was or ever will be.


Numbers 23:19

God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

God is Holy and without sin. He is steadfast and sure in His ways. He keeps His promises and His Word is to be trusted..


1 John 3:20

For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

God knows the heart of every person. He knows all things past, present and future. He is all knowing. God has perfect knowledge and has no need to learn anything. His knowledge is infinite.


Isaiah 48:3,5

(3) I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I have showed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass. (5) I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I showed it to thee: less thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them.

God has declared many things hundreds of years before they have happened. He has also prophesied things that are yet to come.

...thou art great

O Lord God
O Lord God


1 Peter 1:17

And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear.

God does not look upon a person at his richness or poorness, nor at his race or color; but God looks upon the heart of man.


Exodus 34:6,7

And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercies for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and fourth generation.

Our God is overwhelmingly gracious and slow to anger.


Deuteronomy 32:34-41

Is this not laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures? To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. For the Lord shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left. And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted, Which dideat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? Let them rise up and help you, and be your protection. See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. For I lift my hand to heaven, and say, I live forever. If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgement; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.

God’s vengeance will be poured out on the ungodly. He will destroy all His enemies.


Deuteronomy 32:22

For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.

God’s anger is a right and just reaction to evil and unrighteousness.

He Is Spirit!


John 1:18

No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

God cannot be seen by man for He is Spirit and invisible. God’s only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, has revealed God the Father to man. When men saw Jesus, they saw God. They felt God’s love and tenderness and heard Him speak. God’s characteristics and qualities were fully revealed through His Son, Jesus Christ.


Psalm 139:7-12

Whither shall I go from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the utter most parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even in the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

God is everywhere, all the time. He is always there to guide you, protect you and provide for you. There is no where you can go to escape or hide from God.There is nothing that goes unnoticed by Him


Isaiah 40:13-25

Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counselor hath taught Him? With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him in the path of judgement, and taught him knowledge, and showed to him the way of understanding? Behold the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering. All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity. To whom then will ye liken God? Or what likeness will ye compare unto him? The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains. He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved. Have ye not known? Have ye not heard? Hath it not been told you from the beginning? Have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in. That bringeth the princes to nothing: he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity. Yea they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, there stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall whither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble. To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? Saith the Holy One.

God is the only source of eternal strength. He is incomparable and distinct from all others. All of creation was brought into existence by God without any outside help or guidance.He is unparalleled in His abilities, strength and wisdom.

Love, Mercy, Truth, Just
Love, Mercy, Truth, Just


1 John 4:8,16

(8) He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. (16) And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

We are born in a sinful state, but God loves us too much to leave us that way.God loves us so much that He sent His only begotten Son to die for our sins. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, God’s love is seen by others through us. God the Son brings us into fellowship with God the Father. He embraces each of us intimately on a personal level.


Lamentations 3:22,23

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassion fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

God is merciful. Forgiveness is ours for the asking. When we truly repent of our sin, He is merciful and just and will forgive us of all unrighteousness.God’s compassion is infinite and inexhaustible.


Psalm 117:2

For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.

Our God is righteous and true. He can be trusted always.


Psalm 89:14

Justice and judgement are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

Our God is a just God. He is impartial in His judgements. No sin goes unaccounted for. If we trust in Christ and ask for forgiveness, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us of all unrighteousness.

He is majestic... from sin and evil. from sin and evil.


Revelation 4:8

And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

God is pure, holy, and cannot look upon sin.He is eternally and uniquely separate and distinct from all impurity. God’s holiness sets Him apart from all created beings. He is majestic, untainted and pure, free from sin and evil.


Isaiah 57:15

For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

God has existed forever with no beginning and no end.He always was, always is and always will be. God dwells in eternity. He created time. This is why he can know the beginning from the end.


Acts 15:18

Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

God has all knowledge and wisdom. Even in the darkest hour, God is working out His perfect plan. He never makes a mistake and never fails. The glory of His wisdom is displayed when He accomplishes that which seems impossible.


1Kings 8:27

But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?

God is beyond measurement with no beginning, no end and no limits.


Jeremiah 32:17,27

(17) Oh Lord God! Behold thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: (27) Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

His power and strength is limitless. There is nothing that is beyond His capabilities.


Romans 11:33,34

O the depths of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgements, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been his counselor?

We, with our limited human minds, cannot begin to understand the mind of the Lord. His ways are not our ways. His wisdom and understanding goes beyond that which we are capable of comprehending.


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      Kenneth Avery 

      9 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      born again...voted up and away. Marvelous and truthful hub. Loved it. Bless you for sharing this. And have a Merry CHRISTmas. Sorry for taking so long in getting here to read your amazing hubs. Forgive me.

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      9 years ago from Queens

      I loved your Hub just by reading your profile! I found you through 2besure. Thanks for the blessing of reminding me how totally complete we are when we have a totally complete God!

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      9 years ago from London, UK

      Hello, I dropped by to check out your Hubs. Hope all is well. Stay Blessed.

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      9 years ago from Lafayette, LA

      I am new to Hubs, so I am just getting to read this remarkable hub. So well put together and absolutely true in every respect. He is so Awesome.

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      9 years ago from Surrey, England, United Kingdom

      Thank you.

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      10 years ago

      It is always good to consider the attributes of God that He has revealed to us!

      This morning I have been thinking about God's merciful faithfulness to His Word and how it must be balanced with His justice. How thankful I am for His kindness to the humble and contrite heart!

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      Harlan Colt 

      10 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

      The Word is always uplifting to the soul!

      I am grateful for you sister.

      - In Christ

      - Harlan

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      Margaret Minnicks 

      10 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Thanks for sharing this valuable information with us.

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      10 years ago

      I did some research on this. great hub, very informative.

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      10 years ago from India

      very well written , loved it

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      10 years ago from Bartlett, TN

      Such a beautiful hub. Congratulations on your New Birth!

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      Thomas Silvia 

      10 years ago from Massachusetts

      This is a very beautiful and inspirational hub!

      Awesome Hub!!! Thumbs uo!!!

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      10 years ago

      He is everything the great "I am" El Shaddai the all sufficient one. Your Hub expresses these things. Thank you for compiling all of these attributes will book mark for future reference. Bless you!

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      10 years ago from honesdale

      hello i know our god is awsome! He has blessed me in so many ways! But i still have a hard time. it seems like hes always allowing the elvile one to attack.. but i dont lose faith i will always will turn to our God

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      11 years ago from Canada

      Our God is an Awesome God! Great hub!

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      11 years ago from London

      Thanks for the great hub. It's so straight talking and direct. I get annoyed when people diss God and then you ask them to describe the "god" they understand. Invariably the god they talk about is NOTHING like this and some poor shadow of some sliver of religion they were forced to endure at some point in their lives.

      This is great and powerful, just like our God!

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      11 years ago

      As the song says, our God is an awesome God.

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      Betty Bolden 

      11 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      Great job on this thank you

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      Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles 

      11 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Wonderful, just wonderful Born Again 05. Thank you!!! I have missed you! When you get a chance, come visit me!

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      11 years ago

      Good scripture and forethought. The best thing about God is His overwhelming desire to commune with us and to reconcile us back to HIM!

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      Maria Teresa Rodriguez - Laurente 

      11 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

      i love all of it. Thank you for taking the time in placing it here for us to share it all. More power to you my friend.

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      11 years ago from hub

      You are special! A well put together hub:) Really liked your subject topics! Good Job Born Again:)

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      Art Wartenbe 

      11 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

      Beautiful words and the pictures are awesome too. Smiling, God loves you! Blessings

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      Linda Todd 

      11 years ago from Charleston

      Actually this is beyond beautiful. He is King and He lives forever. God Bless

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      TINA V 

      11 years ago

      The things that you have written are often the attributes that people forget about God. I hope that this hub would remind every reader about the unconditional grace of God.

      Happy New Year!

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      11 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      stopped by to wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas

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      Sioux Ramos 

      11 years ago from South Carolina

      Wow!!!!! That is all I could say all of the way down the page. How you categorized, referenced, and placed a personal note upon each reference and category. My heart was swelling with the warmth of our Father In Heaven, Our Creator, Our God. We are His children and all that He is, He has imparted to us and given to us the possiblity to attain the same. You so exemplified the psosiblities and your reach towards the attainment and an invitation to all of us who may be interested. Thank You so much my day has been blessed. Blessings, Love and Light to you as you share your light here amongst us! Sue

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      11 years ago

      Just how does one grasp the vastness of this without wanting to give yourself a pinch? I guess that would be just the humility surrendering of it.

      God's ways are mysterious . . .

      His thoughts are higher than our thoughts;

      His knowledge is beyond our discovery;

      His kindness is greater than we can imagine;

      His love is much deeper than we'll ever know.

      God bless. :)

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      11 years ago

      Hi Born Again 05. This is what I feel like when I try and grasp the realness of God:

      It's always nice knowing others with which we can relate. Thanks for fanning me. I look forward to reading your other hubs. Thank you.

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      His daughter 

      11 years ago

      He is certainly all that and even more! Unsearchable is one of the greatest because He has no beginning or end. I don't think any of us could have enough time or paper to write about them all. And why do we at times try to bring Him down to our level in order to understand Him?

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      11 years ago

      I look forward to reading more of these inspired thoughts; ten thousand tongues would fail to express the magnitude of the God of the Universe, and yet we beheld HIM in Christ! Thank you for that thought, and for signing on as a fan on my hubs, I'm completly humbled. Praise God, Be Blessed, Shalom!

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      Art Wartenbe 

      11 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

      Very wonderful hub Born Again, I love it!

      Matthew 4 : 17 and 5:16

      Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit

      Hallelujah, Amen

      Keep on Keepin on !!!

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      Betty Bolden 

      11 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio


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      11 years ago from cleveland hts.

      I thank God for the passion he has given you to write such inserts, as beautiful as they are. Thank you!

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      11 years ago

      This is a great resource for someone looking for studying the attributes of God, with bible verses for the references.

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      11 years ago from Indonesia

      There is no God like Him, awesome. Thank you for this hub, God Bless You :)

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      11 years ago

      Thank you for a wonderful hub! Bless you!

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      11 years ago

      You really are a blessed writer!

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      Gicky Soriano 

      11 years ago from California

      A well-thought through and helpful reference for anyone interested in doing a study on "The Attributes of God." Thank you for your contribution.

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      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      Born Again 05,

      This is a wonderful hub! You have prepared here, a marvelous collection of inspirational Scriptures containing "The Attributes of God!"

      Our GOD Truly is AWESOME! Great illustrations!

      Again this was wonderful!


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      Rick Marlow 

      11 years ago

      Hey Born Again 05,

      This is my first read on your hubs and I find in very uplifting and encouraging. As I got near the end I saw the pictures of the cosmos and they stir up great emotion in me as astronomy is one of my hobbies. It has always brought me to the humblest state to observe the universe through one of my scopes. Just the planet Jupiter with all it`s swirling bands of clouds, all going in different directions and speeds.The great red spot which is said could contain 33 of our earths. Or the star Betelguise in the Orion constellation that is said to be as large as our whole milky way galaxy.Gosh,I can`t get over how great our God is.Hallelujah sister,I`m gonna preach

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      11 years ago from Las Vegas

      I have no doubts in God, but I beleive he created us from parts of him so he could live out all forms of emotion. He can never die, but is also physically immune to the vast amount of emotions we can feel and our souls are like movies or memory cards in a sense. That is why everyone has a purpose, because no person will live the exact smae life as someone else and God is the benefitor of that perk.

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      11 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      This is beyond well written - it's beauty of praise, thank you for writing this.

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      Elisabeth Van Valkenburgh 

      11 years ago from Honesdale

      Thank you...I am blessed through your comments! God is awesome and deserves much more praise, honor and glory than we could ever give Him!

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      11 years ago from Bay Area, CA

      Just like God can use anything to bless have used Hub to bless Him. Wonderful post!

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      William R Bowen Jr 

      11 years ago from New Bern, NC

      Our God is Great and worthy of our praise. Thanks for praising Him.

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      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      11 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Thank You for being You! BLESSINGS!

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      Elisabeth Van Valkenburgh 

      11 years ago from Honesdale

      Thank you ladies and BJC for your gracious comments. God is indeed so awesome that He can't be described with mere words. Only when we are in His presence will we ever be able to appreciate Him for who He really is.

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      11 years ago from London, UK

      This is a great Hub. One I'd like to put on the wall somewhere at home, to remind me everyday. He is the Lord and he Changeth not. :)

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      Betty Bolden 

      11 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      very wonderful such a blessing

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      11 years ago

      I once had a vision of God. In it I saw a vast big colorful expanse. As I ran toward it it never got bigger, it just stayed the same, but as I then ran away from it, getting farther and farther away, it still remained the same size to me. He is so beyond that you can't get to Him, and you can't go away from Him that would make any difference.

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      11 years ago

      Beautiful and right on!


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