Characteristics Of God: What Does The Bible Say About God's Character? (2023)

When considering the characteristics of God what comes to your mind? Do you know where to learn about God’s character? The characteristics of God are found in both God’s word, and in His creation, he formed. Humanly speaking, trying to describe God’s character…you would NEVER be able to do it justice this side of eternity.

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Table Of Contents

  1. What Does The Bible Say About The Extraordinary Characteristics of God?
    • God is Holy
    • God is Good
    • God is Just
    • God is Impartial
    • God is Infinite
    • God is Patient
    • God is Faithful
    • God is Love
  2. Bible Verses About God’s Character in the Bible
  3. What are the personality traits of God?
    • God is Capable
    • God is Creative
    • God is Forgiving
    • God is Honest
    • God is Knowable
    • God is Welcoming
  4. Your Turn


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What Does The Bible Say About The Extraordinary Characteristics of God?

Knowing God’s character gives you discernment. If you don’t understand and know the character of God, how can you know what is being Christ-like and what is not, right?

Characteristics of God include the following:

  1. God is Holy
  2. God is Good
  3. God is Just
  4. God Is Impartial
  5. God is Infinite
  6. God is Patient
  7. God Is Faithful
  8. God is Love

God is Holy

God is holy. The Greek definition of “HOLY” means to be righteous—or to be right. God is righteous. With this in mind, when you know and understand that whatever God does is right, releases you. Why? I found the quote to sum this up perfectly…

God is always right. Whether it feels good to me or not, it’s right. And whether or not I agree with it, He’s right.

Joyce Meyer

God is Good

In many Christian Movies and Christian Podcasts, you will hear the phrase…God is good…all the time—all the time…God is good. No matter what, the fact that God is good, NEVER changes…regardless of your circumstances.

Oh,taste and see thattheLordis good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Psalm 34:8

So, when you are facing challenging times, trusting God through times of uncertainty is crucial. Just remember to read what does the Bible say about trusting God?

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Repeat the following phrase, SHOUT IT IF YOU NEED TO!

I may be facing “real-life” struggles…BUT GOD…God is good…all the time—all the time…God is good!

God is Just

What does it mean that God is just?

Godis fair to all and he forgives those who say sorry for their actions. The Psalms sayGodis fair andjust. Omniscience –Godknows everything.

As a follower of Jesus Christ, you believe thatGodknows every person’s inner thoughts as well as knowing all that has happened and all that will happen in the future.

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you. Psalm 89:14

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God is Impartial

“God shows no partiality” of one individual over another. In other words, in God’s eyes, we are all the same. Knowing this should bring unity in a divided nation, right? Read what the Bible says about unity in diversity to gain a better understanding.

So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand thatGodshows no partiality. Acts 10:34

Butin every nation, anyone who fears him anddoes what is right is acceptable to him. Acts 10:35

But I say to you,Love your enemies andpray for those who persecute you. Matthew 5:44

So that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good andsends rain on the just and on the unjust.Matthew 5:45

For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? Matthew 5:46

God is Infinite

The God of the Universe is infinite which means He is limitless and has no boundaries. I want to list a few scriptures that back this statement up.

But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold,heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you; how much less this house that I have built! 1 Kings 8:27

Thus says theLord: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? Isaiah 66:1

All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares theLord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word. Isaiah 66:2

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Can you find out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limit of the Almighty? Job 11-7

It ishigher than heaven what can you do? Deeper than Sheol—what can you know? Job 11:8

Its measure is longer than the earth and broader than the sea. Job 11:9

God is Patient

Now, I don’t know about you but God continuously shows me more patience than I will EVER deserve. What about you? Think back to times in your life when God was being patient with you. Can you see God at work behind the scenes?

God is Faithful

Has anyone EVER let you down? Silly question, right? We have ALL had someone let us down at one point or another in our lives.

How do I know this?

Humans are flawed and eventually will disappoint you and let you down. Now, that said, God is the ONLY one who has proven His faithfulness, time and time again, no matter how badly we mess up.

That’s the good news of having a relationship with God. Knowing the importance of walking with God in everyday life displays how God is patient with you.

God is Love

God is the ultimate love. Do you know God sent His one and only Son to die a death on the rugged Roman Cross for you? What does the death of Jesus on the Cross mean for you? What does the Bible say about God’s love for us?

God loves all His children, that said, however, many are atheists and deny the existence of God. That said, God’s love also gives you the free will to choose to return His love.

Who is a God like you,pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because He delights in steadfast love. Micah 7:18

He willagain have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:19

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 1 John 4:16

Bible Verses About God’s Character in the Bible

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 3:17

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

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This God—his way is perfect; the word of theLordproves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. Psalm 18:30

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:5

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

Have you not known? Have you not heard? TheLordis the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grows weary; his understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 40:28

Jesus Christ isthe same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down fromthe Father of lights,with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5

But whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this, we may know that we are in him. 1 John 2:5

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things, there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Hebrews 1:3

Anyone who does not love does not know God, becauseGod is love. 1 John 4:8

God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? Numbers 23:19

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. 1 John 5:3

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All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16

What are the personality traits of God?

  1. God is Capable
  2. God is Creative
  3. God is Forgiving
  4. God is Honest
  5. God is Knowable
  6. God is Welcoming

God is Capable

Indeed,none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who arewantonlytreacherous. Psalms 25:3

God is Creative

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1

Great is our Lord, andabundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. Psalms 147:5

God is Forgiving

The righteousness of Godthrough faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.For there is no distinction:Romans 3:22

Forall have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

And are justifiedby his grace as a gift,through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Romans 3:24

Whom Godput forward asa propitiationby his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness because inhis divine forbearance, he had passed overformer sins. Romans 3:25

God is Honest

Forwe aim at what is honorablenot only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man. 2 Corinthians 8:21

Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence, buta false witness utters deceit. Proverbs 12:17

God is Knowable

Thus says theLord:“Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches. Jeremiah 9: 23

Butlet him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am theLordwho practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth.For in these things I delight, declares theLord. Jeremiah 9:24

God is Welcoming

TheLordisnear to all who call on him,to all who call on himin truth. Psalms 145:18

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Your Turn

After reading the characteristics of God chosen, along with scripture references, does it give you a glimpse of WHO God is? I barely scraped the surface of our Heavenly Father. I encourage you to study the Bible to learn more about God’s character. I sincerely pray the Holy Spirit opens your spiritual eyes as well as ears to hear God’s voice to the truth of His character.

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