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Lesson 2: What is God Like? (Part 2)
The Bible tells us that there is only one God. God said,
"I am the first, and I am the last; and beside Me there is no God." Isaiah 44:6
The Bible also teaches us that God is in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Father is God, the Son is God and the Holy Spirit is God.
These three persons are one God.
God the Father is in Heaven. No man has ever seen God the Father.
God the Son is the Lord Jesus. He came into the world as a little baby. We celebrate His birthday on Christmas.
The Lord Jesus lived on earth as a man for thirty-three years. He died on the cross for our sins. He was buried, but He rose again on the third day. He ascended into Heaven and is there today. He is our living Savior.
God the Holy Spirit cannot be seen, but He is a real person, equal in power and glory with the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit lives in the hearts of all those who believe in Jesus.
Let us consider some more things that the Bible tells us about God.
No matter where you go in the world, God is there. When we look around, we cannot see God, but He is always there with us. He is on the other side of the earth too. And He is high above us in the heavens.
Because we are human beings and have bodies, we can be in only one place at a time. Because God is God and because He is spirit, God can be everywhere at the same time.
"Do not I fill heaven and earth?" (Jeremiah 23:24)
This means that God has always been and He always will be.
God had no beginning and He will have no end. There has never been a time when God did not exist. There will never be a time when He will not exist. The Bible says,
"From everlasting to everlasting, you are God." (Psalm 90:2)
This means that God knows all things. God knows everything that has ever happened. He knows everything that is going to happen. God said:
"I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning." (Isaiah 46:9-10)
For those who love God, it is very comforting to know that God knows the past, the present, and the future. All things are in His hands.
Because God knows all things, we cannot hide anything from Him. He knows all that we say and do. He sees us at all times. He knows every secret. He even knows our thoughts. (Ezekiel 11:5)
Even though God is the great, exalted Ruler of the universe, you are very, very important to Him. He knows where you live. He knows what you do every day. He knows all about you. He even knows how many hairs you have on your head!
God knows all of your problems. He knows your every need. He is never too busy to hear you when you pray.
He knows, He loves, He cares!
This means that God is always kind. God wants to be our friend, and He wants us to be His friends. He is the best friend we could ever have.
God is good to all people. He is even good to those who do not love Him.
The Bible says: "O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good." (Psalm 136:1)
God is especially pleased with those who love Him and trust in Him. The Bible says:
"Oh how great is Your goodness...which You have wrought for them that trust in You." Psalm 31:19
This means that God always does what is right. The Bible says,
"The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and holy in all His works." (Psalm 145:17)
Because God is righteous, He must punish all sin. God cannot overlook our sins or pretend that He does not know about them. But God has made a way for us to be forgiven of all our sins. He sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. When we take the Lord Jesus as our Savior, God forgives us of all our sins and makes us His child.
This means that God always keeps His word. God always does what He says He will do. The Bible says that God cannot lie.
Sometimes we make promises but do not keep them. We may forget our promises or we may just not keep our word. But God never forgets a promise. God always does what He says He will do. The Bible says,
"Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God." (Deuteronomy 7:9)
Whatever God says in His Word, we can count on, because God always keeps His word. The Bible says:
"He is faithful that promised." (Hebrews 10:23)
This means that God never changes. He is always the same.
- God is always holy
- God is always good
- God is always righteous
- God is always loving
- God is always faithful
- God is always the same
It is wonderful to know that God never changes. He is always the same. God said:
"I am the LORD, I change not." (Malachi 3:6)
After learning about how great God is and how much He loves you, it makes you want to please Him, doesn't it?
Here are some ways you can please God:
David was a great man of God in the Bible. He said, I will love You, O Lord!
This pleased God very much. It will please God very much if you choose to love Him as David did.
We believe God when we believe the Bible. God gave us this wonderful book that we might know the truth.
The Bible tells us the truth about ourselves, about sin, about Satan, about salvation, and about God.
The Bible is the most important book in the world because it tells us how we can be saved.
There is only one true and living God and He alone is worthy of all our worship.
We should never worship anyone or anything other than God. The Bible says:
"You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve." (Matthew 4:10)
How do we worship God? We worship Him when we love Him with all our heart, when we praise Him, and when we thank Him for all that He is to us.
Will you take time to worship God right now?