Theology Proper Study Guide: "What's God Like?"
Copyright 2/90 WF Cobb
Follow the same process outlined in the Bibliology Study Guide. Since the subject is obviously infinite, and you have a finite amount of time, the following suggestions might help.
Section II. below breaks down the major categories theologians talk about; unless you're talking with a cult member, you'll find a great deal of agreement about the nature of God. Read through the statements and make sure you understand the words or concepts (use an English dictionary for starters). If any of the statements don't fit your thoughts about God, search the Scriptures on the issue. Be able to make a case for the Trinity.
Section III. will be a lot more fun and profitable (even life-changing). This is a partial listing of verses where God reveals something about Himself that He expects us to act upon. Using the verses (and others) try to come up with a list of God's attributes and appropriate responses to His revelation of Himself. For extra credit try to get a sense of proportion of His revelation, e.g., How many verses in the Scripture indicate God is holy, just, loving, merciful; How many deal with His name-reputation-glory? Define any terms using your Bible Study Methods. For instance, "HOLY" has of root meaning of separate or distinct from anything or anyone else.
II. DOCTRINE OF GOD (Theology Proper)
God is an absolute, infinite, self-existing, transcendent, corporate spirit being. (Ex 3:14; Ps 90:2; Gen 1:1, 26; Jn 4:24)
God is everywhere, knows everything, can do anything He desires, unchangingly perfect, and infinitely good: holy, just, and loving.(Ps 139; Jer 32:27; Js 1:17; Mk 10:18; I Pt 1:16; Rm 2:6; I Jn 4:8)
The one undivided, indivisible, uncompounded God eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, having precisely the same nature and attributes, and worthy of the same worship and obedience. (Dt 6:4; Eph 1; Mt 28:19; Jn 6:27; Heb 1:8; Ac 5:3-4)
It is on the basis of God's work as Creator of man and earth that He has claim on man's allegiance and is sovereign ruler over all. (Gen 1:1,26; Rm 11:36; Ac 17:24; Col 1:16; Gen 1:2)
God is in sovereign control of all history, working out His plan for ruling over men, so as to achieve maximum glory. (I Chr 29:11; Col 1:16; Rm 9:22-23; Heb 2:9; Eph 1:20-23)
God graciously rules over the world for our benefit and His glory. (Mt 5:45; 7:11; Ac 14:17; Rm 1:19-20; 8:28; Is 48:11)
III. Verses Revealing the Nature of God
GEN 6:7 So the Lord said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth--men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air--for I am grieved that I have made them."
GEN 15:1 After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield,* your very great reward.+" + Or shield; / your reward will be very great
GEN 15:7 He also said to him, "I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to take possession of it."
GEN 17:1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty*; walk before me and be blameless. * Hebrew El-Shaddai
GEN 26:24 That night the Lord appeared to him and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham."
GEN 28:13 There above it* stood the Lord, and he said: "I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. * Or There beside him
EXO 3:6 Then he said, "I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob." At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.
EXO 3:14 God said to Moses, "I am who I am.* This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I am has sent me to you.'" * Or I will be what I will be
EXO 3:15 God also said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites, 'The Lord,* the God of your fathers--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob--has sent me to you.' This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation. * The Hebrew for Lord sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for I am in verse 14.
EXO 6:2 God also said to Moses, "I am the Lord.
EXO 6:6 "Therefore, say to the Israelites: 'I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment.
EXO 7:5 And the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring the Israelites out of it."
EXO 10:2 that you may tell your children and grandchildren how I dealt harshly with the Egyptians and how I performed my signs among them, and that you may know that I am the Lord."
EXO 12:12 "On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn--both men and animals--and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord.
EXO 15:11 "Who among the gods is like you, O Lord? Who is like you--majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?
EXO 15:26 He said, "If you listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you."
EXO 33:17 And the Lord said to Moses, "I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name." EXO 33:18 Then Moses said, "Now show me your glory." EXO 33:19 And the Lord said, "I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. EXO 33:20 But," he said, "you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live."
EXO 34:1 The Lord said to Moses, "Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones, and I will write on them the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. 2 Be ready in the morning, and then come up on Mount Sinai. Present yourself to me there on top of the mountain. 3 No one is to come with you or be seen anywhere on the mountain; not even the flocks and herds may graze in front of the mountain." 4 So Moses chiseled out two stone tablets like the first ones and went up Mount Sinai early in the morning, as the Lord had commanded him; and he carried the two stone tablets in his hands. 5 Then the Lord came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the Lord. 6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, "The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation." 8 Moses bowed to the ground at once and worshiped. 10 Then the Lord said: "I am making a covenant with you. Before all your people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. The people you live among will see how awesome is the work that I, the Lord, will do for you. EXO 34:11 Obey what I command you today. I will drive out before you the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.
EXO 34:14 Do not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.
EXO 34:32 Afterward all the Israelites came near him, and he gave them all the commands the Lord had given him on Mount Sinai.
LEV 11:44 I am the Lord your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves about on the ground. LEV 11:45 I am the Lord who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy.
LEV 18:4 You must obey my laws and be careful to follow my decrees. I am the Lord your God. LEV 18:5 Keep my decrees and laws, for the man who obeys them will live by them. I am the Lord. DEU 5:4 The Lord spoke to you face to face out of the fire on the mountain. 6 "I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 7 "You shall have no other gods before* me. * Or besides 8 "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 9 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 10 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. 11 "You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
DEU 5:22 These are the commandments the Lord proclaimed in a loud voice to your whole assembly there on the mountain from out of the fire, the cloud and the deep darkness; and he added nothing more. Then he wrote them on two stone tablets and gave them to me.
DEU 32:3 I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! DEU 32:4 He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he. DEU 32:5 They have acted corruptly toward him; to their shame they are no longer his children, but a warped and crooked generation.* * Or Corrupt are they and not his children, / a generation warped and twisted to their shame DEU 32:6 Is this the way you repay the Lord, O foolish and unwise people? Is he not your Father, your Creator,* who made you and formed you? * Or Father, who bought you
DEU 32:16 They made him jealous with their foreign gods and angered him with their detestable idols. DEU 32:17 They sacrificed to demons, which are not God--gods they had not known, gods that recently appeared, gods your fathers did not fear. 18 You deserted the Rock, who fathered you; you forgot the God who gave you birth. DEU 32:19 The Lord saw this and rejected them because he was angered by his sons and daughters. DEU 32:20 "I will hide my face from them," he said, "and see what their end will be; for they are a perverse generation, children who are unfaithful. DEU 32:21 They made me jealous by what is no god and angered me with their worthless idols. I will make them envious by those who are not a people; I will make them angry by a nation that has no understanding. DEU 32:22 For a fire has been kindled by my wrath, one that burns to the realm of death* below. It will devour the earth and its harvests and set afire the foundations of the mountains. * Hebrew to Sheol DEU 32:23 "I will heap calamities upon them and spend my arrows against them. DEU 32:24 I will send wasting famine against them, consuming pestilence and deadly plague; I will send against them the fangs of wild beasts, the venom of vipers that glide in the dust. DEU 32:25 In the street the sword will make them childless; in their homes terror will reign. Young men and young women will perish, infants and gray-haired men. DEU 32:26 I said I would scatter them and blot out their memory from mankind, DEU 32:27 but I dreaded the taunt of the enemy, lest the adversary misunderstand and say, 'Our hand has triumphed; the Lord has not done all this.'" DEU 32:28 They are a nation without sense, there is no discernment in them. DEU 32:29 If only they were wise and would understand this and discern what their end will be! DEU 32:30 How could one man chase a thousand, or two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, unless the Lord had given them up? DEU 32:35 It is mine to avenge; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them." DEU 32:36 The Lord will judge his people and have compassion on his servants when he sees their strength is gone and no one is left, slave or free. DEU 32:39 "See now that I myself am He! There is no god besides me. I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of my hand. DEU 32:40 I lift my hand to heaven and declare: As surely as I live forever, DEU 32:41 when I sharpen my flashing sword and my hand grasps it in judgment, I will take vengeance on my adversaries and repay those who hate me. DEU 32:42 I will make my arrows drunk with blood, while my sword devours flesh: the blood of the slain and the captives, the heads of the enemy leaders." DEU 32:45 When Moses finished reciting all these words to all Israel, DEU 32:46 he said to them, "Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law.
2SA 7:22 "How great you are, O Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.
1KI 8:23 and said: "O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below--you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.
2KI 19:15 And Hezekiah prayed to the Lord: "O Lord, God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.
1CH 29:10 David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, "Praise be to you, O Lord, God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. 1CH 29:11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. 1CH 29:12 Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. 1CH 29:13 Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. 1CH 29:14 "But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.
1CH 29:17 I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things have I given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.
2CH 2:5 "The temple I am going to build will be great, because our God is greater than all other gods. 2CH 20:6 and said: "O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you.
NEH 9:5 And the Levites--Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah and Pethahiah--said: "Stand up and praise the Lord your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting.*" "Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. * Or God for ever and ever NEH 9:6 You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.
JOB 42:2 "I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.
PSA 18:2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn* of my salvation, my stronghold. * Horn here symbolizes strength. PSA 18:3 I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.
PSA 57:9 I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. PSA 57:10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. PSA 57:11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth. for the director of music. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." Of David. A miktam.* * Probably a literary or musical term
PSA 95:1 Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. 3 For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. 5 The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. 6 Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; 7 for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if you hear his voice, 8 do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah,* as you did that day at Massah+ in the desert, 9 where your fathers tested and tried me, though they had seen what I did. 10 For forty years I was angry with that generation; I said, "They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known my ways." 11 So I declared on oath in my anger, "They shall never enter my rest."
Psa 96:4 For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. 5 For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. 6 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary. 7 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 8 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts. 9 Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth. 10 Say among the nations, "The Lord reigns." The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity. 13 they will sing before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his truth.
PSA 97:1 The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice. 2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 3 Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side. 4 His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles. 5 The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. 6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory. 9 For you, O Lord, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods. 10 Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked. 11 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart. 12 Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name. a psalm.
PSA 98:1 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. 2 The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. 3 He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
PSA 98:9 let them sing before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity.
PSA 99:1 The Lord reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake. 2 Great is the Lord in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations. 3 Let them praise your great and awesome name--he is holy. 4 The King is mighty, he loves justice--you have established equity; in Jacob you have done what is just and right. 5 Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy. 6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the Lord and he answered them. 7 He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud; they kept his statutes and the decrees he gave them. 8 O Lord our God, you answered them; you were to Israel a forgiving God, though you punished their misdeeds. Or / an avenger of the wrongs done to them 9 Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the Lord our God is holy. a psalm. For giving thanks.
PSA 100:3 Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his*; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. 5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. of David. A psalm.
Psa 106:1 Praise the Lord.* Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. 4 Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people, come to my aid when you save them, 5 that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may share in the joy of your nation and join your inheritance in giving praise. 8 Yet he saved them for his name's sake, to make his mighty power known.
PSA 135:13 Your name, O Lord, endures forever, your renown, O Lord, through all generations. PSA 135:14 For the Lord will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants. PSA 139:4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord. 5 You hem me in--behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. 7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths,* you are there.
PSA 145:1 I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. 2 Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. 3 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. 4 One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. 5 They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. 6 They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds. 7 They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness. 8 The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. 9 The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. 10 All you have made will praise you, O Lord; your saints will extol you. 11 They will tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, 12 so that all men may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. 13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made. 14 The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. 15 The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. 16 You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. 17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made. 18 The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. 19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. 20 The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy. 21 My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.
ISA 43:10 "You are my witnesses," declares the Lord, "and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. 11 I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior. 12 I have revealed and saved and proclaimed--I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses," declares the Lord, "that I am God. 13 Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?" 15 I am the Lord, your Holy One, Israel's Creator, your King."
ISA 44:6 "This is what the Lord says--Israel's King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.
ISA 44:24 "This is what the Lord says--your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the Lord, who has made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself,
ISA 45:5 I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me, ISA 45:6 so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting men may know there is none besides me. I am the Lord, and there is no other.
ISA 45:18 For this is what the Lord says--he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited--he says: "I am the Lord, and there is no other.
ISA 45:22 "Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.
ISA 46:9 Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.
ISA 57:13 When you cry out for help, let your collection of idols save you! The wind will carry all of them off, a mere breath will blow them away. But the man who makes me his refuge will inherit the land and possess my holy mountain." ISA 57:14 And it will be said: "Build up, build up, prepare the road! Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people." ISA 57:15 For this is what the high and lofty One says--he who lives forever, whose name is holy: "I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.
JER 9:24 but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the Lord. JER 10:6 No one is like you, O Lord; you are great, and your name is mighty in power. JER 10:7 Who should not revere you, O King of the nations? This is your due. Among all the wise men of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is no one like you.
JER 21:8 "Furthermore, tell the people, 'This is what the Lord says: See, I am setting before you the way of life and the way of death.
JER 32:17 "Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. JER 32:18 You show love to thousands but bring the punishment for the fathers' sins into the laps of their children after them. O great and powerful God, whose name is the Lord Almighty, JER 32:19 great are your purposes and mighty are your deeds. Your eyes are open to all the ways of men; you reward everyone according to his conduct and as his deeds deserve.
DAN 2:20 and said: "Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. DAN 2:21 He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. DAN 2:22 He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.
HOS 13:4 "But I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of* Egypt. You shall acknowledge no God but me, no Savior except me. * Or God / ever since you were in
JOE 2:27 Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the Lord your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed.
JON 1:9 He answered, "I am a Hebrew and I worship the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the land."
NAH 3:5 "I am against you," declares the Lord Almighty. "I will lift your skirts over your face. I will show the nations your nakedness and the kingdoms your shame. NAH 3:6 I will pelt you with filth, I will treat you with contempt and make you a spectacle.
HAG 1:13 Then Haggai, the Lord's messenger, gave this message of the Lord to the people: "I am with you," declares the Lord.
ZEC 2:10 "Shout and be glad, O Daughter of Zion. For I am coming, and I will live among you," declares the Lord.
ZEC 10:6 "I will strengthen the house of Judah and save the house of Joseph. I will restore them because I have compassion on them. They will be as though I had not rejected them, for I am the Lord their God and I will answer them.
MAL 1:6 "A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?" says the Lord Almighty. "It is you, O priests, who show contempt for my name. "But you ask, 'How have we shown contempt for your name?'
MAL 1:14 "Cursed is the cheat who has an acceptable male in his flock and vows to give it, but then sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord. For I am a great king," says the Lord Almighty, "and my name is to be feared among the nations.
ROM 1:18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, ROM 1:19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. ROM 1:20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
2CO 13:14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
1JO 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
REV 1:8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty."
REV 4:8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings. Day and night they never stop saying: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come." REV 4:9 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, REV 4:10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: REV 4:11 "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being."
REV 15:3 and sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb: "Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the ages. REV 15:4 Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed."
REV 22:20 He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.