What are God’s characteristics?

First, God is love. God has chosen to love us with an unconditional love.

“He that loves not knows not God; for God is love.”

God is hate. God has chosen to love His creation, He hates anything that would threaten or mar it. Sin has come into God’s perfect creation to destroy it. God hates sin as it brings ruin and destruction. His anger is terrible and overwhelming but it is perfectly controlled and directed.

“…God is angry with the wicked every day.”

God is merciful so we would not be destroyed for we have all sinned which God hate. We deserve total punishment but God, in mercy, provides a way out for us. He would rather be merciful than judgmental.

“The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.”

God is just. Justice is simply a part of who God is. He must see perfect justice done in every case. No injustice can be allowed by Him. All injustice and rebellion will eventually come before the court of God and be dwelt with.

God is a jealous God. God’s jealously moves God to protect everything that belongs to Him. God has the exclusive rights to love His creation and is justly jealous when anyone or anything tries to come in between.

God is caring. God has given Himself to us on the cross so that every need we could ever have has already been provide for. We just have to activate it in our lives.

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