Let’s start by understanding that God is our Creator and that we are a part of His creation and we are created in His image. Man is above the rest of creation and was given dominion over it (ref,Genesis 1*26-28). Creation is marred by the fall but still offers a glimpse of God’s works (ref,Genesis 3*17-18; Romans 1*19-20). By considering creation’s vastness, complexity, beauty, and order, we can have a sense of the awesomeness of God.
Reading through some of the names of God can be helpful in our search of what God is like. They are as follows:
ELOHIM – strong One, divine(ref,Genesis 1*1)
ADONAI – – Lord, indicating a Master-to-servant relationship(ref,Exodus 4*10, 13)
–Most High, the strongest One(ref,Genesis 14*20)
El Roi – the strong One who sees (ref,Genesis 16*13)
El Shaddai – Almighty God(ref,Genesis 17*1)
El Olam – Everlasting God (ref,Isaiah 40*28)
Yahweh – LORD “I Am,” meaning the eternal self-existent God (ref,Exodus 3*13, 14).
God is eternal, meaning He had no beginning and His existence will never end. He is immortal and infinite . God is immutable, meaning He is unchanging; this in turn means that God is absolutely reliable and trustworthy . God is incomparable; there is no one like Him in works or being. He is unequaled and perfect . God is inscrutable, unfathomable, unsearchable, and past finding out as far as understanding Him completely .
God is just; He is no respecter of persons in the sense of showing favoritism . God is omnipotent; He is all-powerful and can do anything that pleases Him, but His actions will always be in accord with the rest of His character (ref,Revelation 19*6; Jeremiah 32*17, 27). God is omnipresent, meaning He is present everywhere, but this does not mean that God is everything (ref,Psalm 139*7-13). God is omniscient, meaning He knows the past, present, and future, including what we are thinking at any given moment. Since He knows everything, His justice will always be administered fairly (ref,Psalm 139*1-5; Proverbs 5*21).
God is one; not only is there no other, but He is alone in being able to meet the deepest needs and longings of our hearts. God alone is worthy of our worship and devotion . God is righteous, meaning that God cannot and will not pass over wrongdoing. It is because of God’s righteousness and justice that, in order for our sins to be forgiven, Jesus had to experience God’s wrath when our sins were placed upon Him.
God is sovereign, meaning He is supreme. All of His creation put together cannot thwart His purposes . God is spirit, meaning He is invisible(ref,John 1*18; 4*24). God is a Trinity. He is three in one, the same in substance, equal in power and glory. God is truth, He will remain incorruptible and cannot lie
God is holy, separated from all moral defilement and hostile toward it. God sees all evil and it angers Him. God is referred to as a consuming fire. God is gracious, and His grace includes His goodness, kindness, mercy, and love. If it were not for God’s grace, His holiness would exclude us from His presence. Thankfully, this is not the case, for He desires to know each of us personally.
Since God is an infinite Being, no human can fully answer this God-sized question, but through God’s Word, we can understand much about who God is and what He is like. May we all wholeheartedly continue to seek after Him (Jeremiah 29:13).