Summary: This is the third in a series on the attributes of God dealing with self-sufficiency, immutability and incomprehesibility,

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Knowing God Series #3

“Our Infinitely Great Self-sufficient, immutable, incomprehensible God”


God created us to know Him. \Relationship between the finite and the Infinite is not only possible but it is the foundation of life.

Give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice! Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! Psalm 105:1-4 (ESV)

This is the purpose of our life. God seeks those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth. God rewards those who diligently seek Him.

I. The nature of God

A. God is Spirit

B. God is personal

C. God is a Triunity (three in one)

D. God is infinite

“His love has no limit, His grace has no measure, His power has no boundary known unto men, for out of His infinite riches in Jesus, He giveth and giveth and giveth again.”

II. The Attributes of God

An attribute is anything that God has in any way revealed as being true of Himself.

Three attributes germinate all the other attributes; infinite greatness, purity and goodness!

A. God is infinitely great in His ability / capacity

B. God is infinitely pure in His morality

C. God is infinitely good in His relationships

A. God is infinitely great in His ability / capacity

1. God is self-existent

The Bible clearly asserts that everything finds its origin in a self-existent God. The wonder of God’s creative acts forms the foundation of belief in God. It is a beginning point from which all other truths sprout. God dragged Job back to creation when he demanded answers concerning his suffering.

Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said, "Who is this that darkens counsel By words without knowledge? Now gird up your loins like a man, and I will ask you, and you instruct Me! Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding, Who set its measurements? Since you know. Or who stretched the line on it? On what were its bases sunk? Or who laid its cornerstone, When the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy? Or who enclosed the sea with doors when, bursting forth, it went out from the womb; when I made a cloud its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band, and I placed boundaries on it And set a bolt and doors, and I said, 'Thus far you shall come, but no farther; And here shall your proud waves stop'? Job 38:1-11

God told Isaiah to get up on a high mountain and tell the people to get their focus back on the eternally self-existent Creator.

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, And marked off the heavens by the span, And calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, And weighed the mountains in a balance And the hills in a pair of scales? Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, Or as His counselor has informed Him? With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding? And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge and informed Him of the way of understanding? Isaiah 40:12-14

The Psalms overflow with references to specific creative acts and wonders in creation. Paul appealed to the Gentiles on the basis of creation and the fact that His God gives life to everything. To diminish God’s direct role in the intricacies of Creation is to diminish our view of Him. I believe that is why Satan works so hard at diverting attention away from God as the ultimate cause of all things. Even well-intended Christians become victim to compromise in the area of Creation. The great I AM, the eternally existent God spoke our world into being and formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into Him His life. God created man as His ultimate creation that would bear His very image. He is the great uncaused cause of all things. He did not come into existence a sometime in the past. He has always existed from eternity past.

2. God is Eternal

This Self-existent God has always existed and always will.

Before the mountains were born, or You gave birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. Psalm 90:2

The life that God enjoys has always been and will ever be. Before time and space, the self-existent Triunity enjoyed perfect community without beginning and will be without out end.

God alone is the ONLY source of true existence / life -- come to Him for Life

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