Attributes and Personality of God

Attributes and Personality Traits of God

  • Compassionate – Exodus 34:6
  • Gracious (dictionary definition -courteous, kind, and pleasant, especially towards someone of lower social status).  Exodus 34:6
  • Slow to anger – Exodus 34:6
  • Abounding in love and faithfulness – Exodus 34:6
  • Maintains love to thousands – Exodus 34:7
  • Forgives wickedness, rebellion and sin – Exodus 34:7
  • Does not leave the guilty unpunished – Exodus 34:7
  • Punishes the children of the guilty and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation. Exodus 34:7
  • Confides in those who fear Him, and makes His covenant known to them – Psalm 25:14
  • Is the mighty warrior who saves you – Zephaniah 3:17
  • He takes great delight in you, and rejoices over you with singing – Zephaniah 3:17
  • His compassions never fail, and they are new every morning – Lamentations 3:22-23
  • Rescues and protects those who love Him, and acknowledge His name – Psalm 91:14
  • If you submit all your ways to Him, He will make your paths straight – Proverbs 3:6
  • Encourages us, and listens to our cry – Psalm 10:17
  • Counsels us, even at night He instructs our hearts – Psalm 16:7
  • Merciful – Psalm 28:6
  • Cannot lie.  It is impossible for Him to lie – Hebrews 6:18
  • He is truth – John 14:6
  • He is holy – 1 Peter 1:16
  • Does not change. He is the same yesterday, today and forever – Hebrews 13:8
  • Creator. He loves to create things – Genesis 1:1-31
  • Is our deliverer – Exodus 14:13
  • He fights our battles for us – Exodus 14:14
  • Is our Savior – Psalm 79:9
  • His throne will last for ever and ever, and He rules with a scepter of justice – Hebrews 1:8
  • His dominion is eternal – Daniel 4:34
  • His kingdom is eternal – 2 Peter 1:11
  • He is sovereign over all kingdoms on the earth, and gives them to anyone He wishes – Daniel 4:32
  • Is our healer – Luke 6:18
  • Is our power – Acts 1:8
  • Is our refuge – Nahum 1:7
  • Is our peace – John 14:27
  • He is spirit – 2 Corinthians 3:17
  • His way is perfect – Psalm 18:30
  • His word is flawless – Psalm 18:30
  • He is the only God – Psalm 18:31
  • He is our strength – Psalm 18:32
  • Works in you to will and act in order to fulfill His good purpose – Philippians 2:13
  • Calls those things which do not exist as though they did – Romans 4:17
  • He disciplines us because we are His children, and His discipline is an act of love towards us – Hebrews 12:4-12
  • Does not show favoritism, but accepts from every nation all who fear Him and do what is right – Acts 10:34

Things that Please God

  • When we love Him with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength – Mark 12:30
  • When we Worship Him – Exodus 23:25
  • When we thank Him – Psalm 50:23
  • When we believe what He says – James 2:23
  • When we have faith in Him and trust Him – Hebrews 11:1-40
  • When we keep His commands – 1 John 3:22
  • When we love our neighbor as ourselves – Mark 12:31
  • When we acknowledge Him – Hosea 6-6
  • When we do good and share with others – Hebrews 13:16
  • When we offer our bodies as living sacrifices to Him by living holy – 12:1
  • When we seek to acquire His knowledge and wisdom – 2 Chronicles 1:10-12
  • When we seek Him, His kingdom, and his righteousness – Matthew 6:33
  • When we are kind to the poor – Proverbs 19:17
  • When we pray to Him – Proverbs 15:8
  • When we pursue righteousness – Proverbs 15:9

Things that God Does Not Like, or are Detestable to Him

  • Haughty eyes – Proverbs 6:17
  • A lying tongue – Proverbs 6:17
  • Hands that shed innocent blood – Proverbs 6:17
  • A heart that devises wicked schemes – Proverbs 6:18
  • Feet that are quick to rush into evil – Proverbs 6:18
  • A false witness who pours out lies – Proverbs 6:19
  • A person who stirs up conflict in the community – Proverbs 6:19
  • Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent – Proverbs 17:15
  • Sexual immorality – Galatians 5:19
  • Impurity and debauchery – Galatians 5:19
  • Idolatry and witchcraft – Galatians 5:20
  • Hatred – Galatians 5:20
  • Discord – Galatians 5:20
  • Jealousy – Galatians 5:20
  • Fits of rage – Galatians 5:20
  • Selfish ambition –  Galatians 5:20
  • Dissensions – Galatians 5:20
  • Factions – Galatians 5:20
  • Envy – Galatians 5:21
  • Drunkenness – Galatians 5:21
  • Orgies – Galatians 5:21
  • Homosexual relationships –  Romans 1:25-27
  • The sacrifice of the wicked – Proverbs 15:8
  • A perverse heart – Proverbs 11:20
  • Differing weights and differing measures – Proverbs 20:10
  • Arrogance and pride – Proverbs 16:5
  • When we turn a deaf ear to His instruction – Proverbs 28:9
  • Sin – Romans 6:23
  • Having sexual relationships with animals – Leviticus 18:23
  • Adultery – 1 Corinthians 6:9

The word immorality as defined by the dictionary means “the state or quality of being immoral; wickedness”. Impure means “morally wrong, especially in sexual matters”. Debauchery is ” excessive indulgence in sex, alcohol, or drugs”. Idolatry means “the worship of idols”. Witchcraft is “the practice of magic, especially black magic; the use of spells and the invocation of spirits”. Hate is “intense dislike”. Discord means “disagreement between people”. The word jealous means “feeling or showing an envious resentment of someone or their achievements, possessions, or perceived advantages”. Rage is “violent uncontrollable anger”. The word selfish means “lacking consideration for other people; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure”. Dissension means “disagreement that leads to discord”.  Faction is “a small organized dissenting group within a larger one, especially in politics”. Envy is “a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck”. Drunkenness is “the state of being drunk; intoxication’. An orgy is “a wild party characterized by excessive drinking and indiscriminate sexual activity”.

Remember that our God is a loving God.  No matter what the sin is, when we repent of our sins, and  come to Him and ask for forgiveness, He will always welcome us and forgive us. Do not let the above list of detestable sins stop you from coming to Him.

The gift of forgiveness can only be received if you believe in your heart that Jesus is the Son of God, that He died on the cross, and that He was raised from the dead.  You also have to ask Jesus to be Lord and Savior over your life. If you have not already done this, please recite the prayer at the bottom of this page, and read aloud.

He has given us this information about His personality out of love so that we can understand how to please Him, and what not to do to displease Him.  I would encourage you to start your own study of His Word to learn even more about Him, and build a strong relationship with Him. Before you begin to read, ask God to reveal His knowledge to you, and to reveal His Word clearly to you.  You will be amazed at the revelations He will give you.

There is always something new to learn about God.

To Receive Jesus as Lord and Savior

Father, it is written in Your Word that if I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in my heart that You have raised Him from the dead, I shall be saved.  Therefore, Father, I confess that Jesus is my Lord.  I make Him Lord of my life right now.  I believe in my heart that You raised Jesus from the dead.  I renounce my past life with Satan and close the door to any of his devices.

I thank You for forgiving me of all my sin.  Jesus is my Lord, and I am a new creation.  Old things have passed away.  Now all things become new in Jesus’ name Amen.