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Summary: The absolute moral attributes and comparative attributes of God.

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A. THE MEANING OF THE NAME JEHOVAH LORD

1. The name LORD appears in the Bible after the name God. It appears after the Creation of man (Gen. 1:27, 31; 2:4). It occurs 6,823 times in the Old Testament and is associated with His people.

2. The original term for Jehovah is from the Hebrew verb hayah that signifies “ .” It is translated “I AM THAT I AM” Jehovah or LORD (Ex. 3:14). It also means “the Self-existing One.”

3. God called His name Jehovah or LORD. It is perhaps His favorite name (6:3).

4. LORD (all four letters capitalized) is pronounced “Yahweh” or “Jehovah.” There are no pronunciation marks in the original Hebrew, so we do not know how to accurately say it. Out of ________________________, many Jews would not write or pronounce the name.

5. LORD is a special name of in relationship to those He created and especially to His people. He is the covenant-keeping LORD.

6. LORD is a _________________________ name. The LORD God (Jehovah Elohim), sought out sinning Adam (Gen. 3:9), promised redemption (v. 15) and obviously offered the first sacrifice when He prepared coats for Adam and Eve from animal skins (v. 21).

B. THE ABSOLUTE MORAL ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

We don’t know how many attributes God has. One theologian says that God has a thousand. Charles Wesley, the hymn writer, describes them as “glorious all and numberless.”

1. The LORD is .

a. The word holy means “to cut off” and implies separation. “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty” (Rev. 4:8).

b. Holiness is the perfection of God in all His moral attributes (Ps. 111:9).

c. Negative holiness means God is separate from all that is negative and evil. Positive holiness means God is the personification of all that is good and right.

2. The LORD is .

a. Most describe God (LORD) in terms of love because that is what they want Him to be: Love is not just His virtue. When God loves, it is the expression of His whole nature (1 John 4:8, 16).

b. Love is the perfection of the LORD’s divine nature by which He is eternally moved to communicate Himself.

c. Love is an attitude of giving (John 15:13; 1 John 3:16).

3. The LORD is .

a. God’s goodness is all the positive aspects of God (Ex. 34:6-7).

b. “There is none good but one that is God” (Mark 10:18).

C. THE COMPARATIVE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD (NON-MORAL) PSALM 139:1-16

1. The LORD is (vv. 1-6).

a. Omni means “all,” and science is from the root of the word for knowledge in all things. The LORD knows everything actual and potential (Rom. 4:17).

b. The LORD knows Himself. He knows without effort, and He never had to learn anything (Isa. 40:14).

c. Since God is perfect, He has perfect knowledge.

2. The LORD is (Ps. 139:7-11.).

a. The LORD is present everywhere at the same time (vv. 7-11). His perfection demands this.

b. The LORD is transcendent, i.e., above (Jer. 23:24; Eph. 1:20-21), and He is close to His creation, intimate (Acts 17:27-28; Rev. 3:20).

3. The LORD is (Ps. 139:12-16).

a. God can do everything within harmony of His nature-the impossible and improbable (John 11:1-44; 6:19). But God can’t do things that are contrary to His nature, or that results in His own self-limitation (2 Tim. 2:13; Heb. 6:18; James 1:13).

b. God’s sovereignty is the result of His omnipotence.

D. PRACTICAL APPLICATION

1. The LORD is the God of , but He is also “the LORD [who] is my shepherd” (Ps. 23:1), i.e., intimate, caring and responsive.

2. He is the LORD because He created us, so our response should be to:

a. (2 Chron. 30:8; Rom. 6:13).

b. (Luke 11:1-4; 2:17:18; Rom. 1:16).

c. (Deut. 6:13; Ps. 100:2).

3. We can’t prove the existence of God to others, but we ____________________ His love and care by our .

If you have never really accepted Jesus as your personal Savior, would you do it right now? Do not delay or put it off. If you would like to receive Christ by faith, pray this simple prayer in your heart:

Dear Lord, I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I believe Jesus died for my sins on the cross, and rose again the third day. I repent of my sins. By faith I receive the Lord Jesus as my Savior. You promised to save me, and I believe You, because You are God and cannot lie. I believe right now that the Lord Jesus is my personal Savior, and that all my sins are forgiven through His precious blood. I thank You, dear Lord, for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

If you prayed that prayer, God heard you and saved you. I personally want to welcome you to the family of God and rejoice with you.

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