What are God's attributes?
God is Love
God does whatever it takes to establish and maintain a caring relationship with personal beings.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Expressions of love:
1. Loving Kindness:
Nehemiah 1:5 And I said, “O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments,
Psalm 103:13 As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
3. Long Suffering:
Exodus 34:6 The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
Love is described in great detail in
1 Corinthians 13
I Cor 13: 4-7 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant
5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Bible Story Example:
God sending His Son
Matt 1, Luke 2