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Chapter 9

Attributes of God

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What attributes did Christ ascribe to His Father while addressing Him just before His trial in Gethsemane?
"Holy Father,
keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given Me." "Righteous Father, the world hath not known Thee." John 17:11, 25.

Does Christ possess these attributes?
"Neither wilt thou suffer thine holy One to see corruption." Acts 2:27. "By His knowledge shall My righteous servant [Christ] justify many." Isa. 53:11. 

What is said about the goodness of God?
"And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth." Ex. 34:6.

What was the nature of Christ's work while among men?
"How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good." Acts 10:38.

What is said of the mercy of God?
"The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy." Ps. 103:8.

Is He compassionate?
"But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long-suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth." Ps.86:15.

How did Moses represent God's faithfulness in keeping covenant with his people?
"Know therefore that the Lord thy God, He is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations. " Deut.7:9.

Is Christ also the embodiment of truth?
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life." John 14:6.

How is the wisdom of God represented?
"Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: He is mighty in strength and wisdom." Job 36:5.

What is said of the wisdom of Christ?
"And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him." Luke 2:40.

In what strong language is the perfect justice of God proclaimed?
"He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He." Deut. 32:4.

How long will these attributes exist?
"Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed; but thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end." Ps. 102:25-27.

Can man ever really find out God?
"O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God: how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!" Rom. 11:33.