The Attributes of God
God is eternal and infinite, and this informs all His attributes. From all-powerful to all-benevolent, God is the ultimate of all good things.
Day One: The Nature of God
The most important element of God's nature is His holiness. Holy means "set apart," and God is clearly separate from His creation based on His nature and attributes. Holiness is the foundation of all other aspects of God's character. Revelation 15:4 says of God, "You alone are holy"...
For more, see: "What is the Godhead?"
Day Two: Infinite, Unlimited, Unmeasurable
By saying God is "infinite," we usually mean that He is unlimited and unmeasurable. Unmeasurable, strictly speaking, could describe properties of other entities besides God. But it's not a meaningful comparison to God. What can or cannot be measured is subject to the limitations of the measurer...
Day Three: Omnipotent
The word omnipotent comes from omni- meaning "all" and potent meaning "power." As with the attributes of omniscience and omnipresence, it follows that, if God is infinite, and if He is sovereign, which we know He is, then He must also be omnipotent. He has all power over all things at all times and in all ways...
For more, see: "Is there anything God cannot do?"
Day Four: Omnipresent
The prefix omni- comes from the Latin meaning "all." So, to say that God is omnipresent is to say that God is present everywhere. In many religions, God is regarded as omnipresent, whereas in both Judaism and Christianity, this view is further subdivided into the transcendence and immanence of God...
For more, see: "If God is omnipresent, does that mean God is in hell?"
Day Five: Omniscient
Omniscience is defined as "the state of having total knowledge, the quality of knowing everything." For God to be sovereign over His creation of all things, whether visible or invisible, He has to be all-knowing. His omniscience is not restricted to any one person in the Godhead...
Day Six: Omnibenevolent
The word omnibenevolent comes from the Latin word omni, meaning "all," and the word benevolent, meaning "good" or "charitable." When we say that God is omnibenevolent, we are saying that God is absolutely good and that no action or motive or thought or feeling or anything else about Him is not purely good...
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