God’s Testimony About His Own Attributes

I have been reading through the Old Testament book of Isaiah lately and I have just been so encouraged by the revelation of God’s attributes throughout the book. However, this morning, as I was reading through a familiar passage in chapter 40, I was struck by the profound poetry that overflowed the brim of each line with a fairly comprehensive description of the attributes of God, as He relates to His people:

“28 Have you not known? Have you not heard?

The LORD is the everlasting God, [God is eternal]

the Creator of the ends of the earth, [God is Creator (& thereby Ruler) over all creation]

He does not faint or grow weary; [God is non-physical; namely, He is Spirit]

His understanding is unsearchable. [God is omniscient]

29 He gives power to the faint, [God is Sustainer]

and to him who has no might he increases strength. [God is the very Source of strength]

30 Even youths shall faint and be weary,

and young men shall fall exhausted;

31 but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; [God is selective]

they shall mount up with wings like eagles; [God’s grace is powerful & majestic]

they shall run and not be weary; [God’s grace is long-suffering]

they shall run and not faint.” [God’s grace endures]

Blessed  be the Lord, our God!

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About Elizabeth

I am a sinner, saved by grace striving to increase in the knowledge of my Savior and His precious Word each day. The reader should know that there are a few presuppositions with which I approach this blog: 1) I believe in the biblical gospel, which basically purports that all mankind is born under the curse of sin (due to the sin of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden). Therefore, man is separated from God and can have no relationship with God because He is perfectly holy, not even able to look upon sin. Unfortunately, God is also perfectly just and must not only separate Himself from sin, but must also punish it. In order to reconcile man to Himself, God, the Father, sent God, the Son, down to earth to live as a man and take our sins upon Himself on the cross. While on the cross, God, the Son, bore the full weight of the wrath of God, the Father, against our sins in order that we who believe in Him might be set free from the curse of our sin. God, the Son, Jesus Christ, died as a propitiation for our sin in order to appease God, the Father's, holy and just character, redeem us from sin, and reconcile those who believe in this gospel to God, the Father. 2) I am primarily writing to those who already believe in this biblical gospel. In other words, this blog is not focused on evangelizing the lost, but edifying believers. 3) I believe that the Christian Bible is the very word of God. Therefore, it is completely inerrant, infallible, sufficient, and authoritative in the life of a believer.
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2 Responses to God’s Testimony About His Own Attributes

  1. Geoff says:

    Excellent post, my love. I am encouraged by your insights into the wonderful and unfathomable attributes of God from this text.

    To God be the Glory.

    I Love you, Beautiful,

    Geoff

  2. GendDumn says:

    Thanks for the post

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