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15 Amazing Attributes of God: What They Mean and Why They Matter

What are God’s attributes? When we talk about the attributes of God, we are trying to answer questions like, Who is God, What is God like,and What kind of God is he?An attribute of God is something true about him. While fully comprehending who God is impossible for us as limited beings, God does make himself known in a variety of ways, and through what he reveals about himself in his Word and in his creation, we can begin to wrap our minds around our awesome Creator and God.God is unlike anything or anyone we could ever know or imagine. He is one of a kind, unique and without comparison. Even describing him with mere words truly falls short of capturing who he is – our words simply cannot to justice to describe our holy God.Still, God possess attributes that we can know (even in just in part) and he’s given us his Word as a means to understand himself. We’ve complied a list of 15 of God’s attributes; some are what theologians call “incommunicable” (qualities possessed by God alone) and others are “communicable” (qualities that both God and we possess, though only he possesses them perfectly).Photo credit:©GettyImages/kevron2001Here are 15 attributes of God, what they mean and why they matter:

What Are We to Make of Peter's Vision of Animals in Acts 10?

If you just open your Bible up to Acts 10, this will be a rather confusing section. Why is God so concerned with Peter eating these animals? What does this have anything to do with the good news of Jesus and the spread of the gospel? In some ways, everything.

What Does it Mean to Delight Yourself in the Lord? (Psalm 37:4)

Psalm 37:4 says, Delight yourself also in the LORD and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Since it is human nature to battle against self-worship, we are tempted to focus on the latter half of this verse which seems to promise that God will give us whatever our little hearts desire. But realizing the context of Psalm 37:4 will help us better comprehend what it means to delight in the Lord.

4 Biblical Truths about Sodom and Gomorrah

Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land. – Genesis 19:24-25This is the end of Sodom and Gomorrah—the moment when God executed judgment on them and the surrounding cities. But how did we get there?In getting to this end, you will discover what I will call some inconvenient truths about Sodom and Gomorrah. The truths are inconvenient because we don’t want to acknowledge them or simply because, sometimes, we forget them. However, it's important that we take the time to study these truths in the Bible.In the Bible, the beauty of the Scriptures is that God gives you truth...sometimes it feels good, and sometimes it doesn’t. As they say in church, sometimes you say ‘amen,’ and if you can’t say ‘amen,’ say ‘ouch.’The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is filled with those types of moments.Photo Credit: ©Getty Images/nikkytok

25 Encouraging Bible Verses about Contentment

It is normal for humans to feel like we don't have enough sometimes. We all long for more, and that's okay. But God wants to teach us how to be content with what we have, because true peace and joy come from contentment. Here are some of our favorite Bible verses about contentment.

7 Things the Bible Says about Loved Ones in Heaven

We all wonder about what heaven is like and what our deceased loved ones are doing there. As God’s Word, the Bible serves as the primary source of guidance and assurance on what happens to our loved ones after they pass away. The Bible doesn’t provide every detail about heaven and the state of our loved ones there. But it does offer valuable insights that provide important glimpses of the divine plan for believers in heaven. It also assures us in 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 that, “‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived’ – the things God has prepared for those who love him – these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.” Even though we can’t personally see or hear what our loved ones are doing in heaven right now, God has revealed many wonderful realities about heaven in the Bible. Here are 7 things the Bible says about our loved ones in heaven.Photo Credit: ©GettyImages/arkira

What Does the Bible Say Makes a Country a Theocracy?

Many ancient cultures operated on theocratic principles—but something unusual happened when the nation of Israel was founded. So what makes a theocracy, and what can we learn from the biblical descriptions of theocracies?

5 Powerful Promises in Scripture We Seem to Have Forgotten

The Bible includes thousands of promises, and each one of them is a powerful statement about what we can confidently expect to happen when we trust God. Yet we can forget those promises unless we remind ourselves of them regularly. Our society seems to have forgotten some important Bible promises, and that causes us unnecessary harm.We can always rely on God’s promises, so we need to live like we truly believe them. The more we embrace scripture promises, the more we can experience their fulfillment in our lives. 2 Corinthians 1:20 tells us: “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God.” Here are five powerful promises in scripture we seem to have forgotten – and how to renew our trust in those promises from God.Photo Credit: ©GettyImages/Anastasiia Stiahailo

Would Jesus Use TikTok?

Whether you choose to engage on TikTok or any other social media platform, there are Scriptural standards we should follow as believers.

20 Motivational Bible Verses to Inspire and Encourage Your Faith

The battle for righteous living begins in our minds and the Word of God is one of the most powerful tools we have to keep our minds fixed on the Lord. Here are twenty verses that you can meditate on to fill your mind with the truth that can help keep you motivated as a believer.

Is Satan Actually the King of Hell?

Despite the Bible’s clear narrative and statements about who Satan is and what his destiny will be, writers, filmmakers, and thinkers have created false narratives about him. One of the biggest meta-narratives about the Devil is that he is or will be the king of Hell, and that he and his demons are responsible for dolling our punishment for people being punished there.

5 Taboo Bible Topics and How to Talk about Them

While the Bible is the sacred Word of God, it’s not a sanitized book. The Bible is full of controversial topics that can be difficult to talk about. You may see some of those topics as taboo – forbidden – in your conversations with others. But it’s important to honestly address all the topics that the Bible includes. If people you know ask about a taboo Bible topic, you should be able to talk with them about it. There are ways to discuss taboo Bible topics well.1 Peter 3:15 urges: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect”. You can’t predict when someone will bring up a controversial Bible topic. But you can prepare yourself to have loving, respectful conversations with people about any taboo Bible topics. Here are some key Bible topics that are often considered to be taboo, and how to talk about them successfully.Photo Credit: ©GettyImages/B-C-Designs

Who Was Absalom in the Bible?

We could analyze David’s other children and how they turned out, but we can see a clear pattern. David’s passivity leads to the ruin of his children. He may get angry about what happens, but he does nothing. Because of this, his sons die prematurely.

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