The character of God from A to Z

Several years ago a widow in our church brought to me a Bible study she had been doing. During her darkest hours of doubt and despair she had reflected on the character and attributes of God. She said, “I simply started with A, then went to B, then went to C, and so on. For each letter I would remember something about God I knew to be true.” She later published them in a work with a title a grandmother would give: God’s Rx: Alphabet Soup.

I will often reflect upon her list during my prayer time to express praise to God for who he is. Perhaps you might wish to review key qualities of God during a time of trial or temptation. Or you may wish to start your own list.

A.W. Tozier said

What comes to mind when we think of God is the most important thing about us.

God is: 
Able – 2 Timothy 1:12
All Knowing – Psalm 139:1-6
Almighty – Genesis 17:1
Awesome – Neh. 1:5
Beginning – Rev. 22:13
Comforter – John 15:26
Commander – Joshua 5:15
Conqueror – Romans 8:35-39
Creator – Genesis 1
Defender – Zechariah 9:15
Deliverer – Psalm 18:2
El Elyon: God most high – Daniel 4:34-35
El Olom: Eternal God – Genesis 21:33
El Roi: The God who sees – Genesis 16:13-14
El Shaddai: All sufficient one – Genesis 17:1-8
Eloheim: The creator – Genesis 1:1
Emmanuel: God with us – Matthew 1:23
Everlasting Strength- Is. 9:6
Faithful – 1 Cor. 10:13
Father – Galatians 4:6
Forgiving – Psalm 130:4
Friend – John 15:12-16
Gentle – 2 Cor. 10:1
Glory – Psalm 24:7
God of Hope – Romans 15:13
Good Shepherd – John 10:11
Gracious – Psalm 145:8
Great – Daniel 2:45
Guardian – Philippians 4:7
Guide – Psalm 23:3
Healer – Matthew 8:16
Helper – Psalm 46:1
Hiding Place – Psalm 32:7
Holy – Isaiah 6:3
I am who I am – Exodus 3:14
Immortal – 1 Timothy 1:17
Infinite – Psalm 147:5
Jealous – Exodus 34:14
Jehovah:  Ever existent one – Exodus 3:13-15
Jehovah – Hoseem: Lord our maker – Psalm 95:6
Jehovah Jireh: Lord who provides – Genesis 22:7-8
Jehovah Mekoddishdem: God who sanctifies – Ex. 31:13
Jehovah Nissi: Lord my banner– Ex. 17:10-15
Jehovah Raah: Lord my shepherd – Psalm 23:1
Jehovah Rapha – Lord who heals – Exodus 15:26
Jehovah Sabaoth: Lord of hosts, strong tower – 1 Sm. 1:11
Jehovah Shalom: Lord is peace – John 14:27; 16:33
Jehovah Shammah: Lord is there – Psalm 73:25-26
Jehovah Tsidkenu: Lord our righteousness – Jer.23:5-6
Just – Deuteronomy 32:4
Keeper – Psalm 121:5
King – 1Timothy 1:17
King of Glory – Psalm 24:7-10
King of Kings – Rev. 19:16
Lamb of God – John 1:29
Life – John 14:6
Light – John 8:12
Lion of Judah – Rev. 5:5
Living God – Deut. 5:26
Lord of hosts – Jeremiah 31:35
Lord of lords – Rev. 19:16
Love – Romans 5:8
Majestic – 2 Peter 1:17
Man of sorrows – Isaiah 53:3
Merciful – Psalm 86:15
Messiah – John 1:41
Mighty God – Isaiah 9:6
Mighty in battle – Psalm 24:8
Most high – Daniel 4:17
Name above every name – Philippians 2:9-10
Near – Psalm 145:18-21
Omnipresent – Psalm 139:7,8
Omniscient – Psalm139:1-6
Omnipotent – Job 42:2
Overcomer – John 16:33
Patient – 2 Peter 3:9
Prince of Peace – Isaiah 9:6
Protector – 2 Thes. 3:3
Provider – Hebrews 11:40
Redeemer – Job 19:25
Refuge – Psalm 46:1
Rock – Psalm 18:1-2
Savior – Luke 2:11
Shelter – Psalm 61:4
Sinless – 2 Corinthians 5:21
Strength – Psalm 28:7
Trustworthy–Psalm 84:10-12
Truth – John 8:32, 14:6
Unchanging – Hebrews 13:8
Unconquerable – Job 42:2
Very present help – Psa. 46:1
Victorious – 1 Cor. 15:57
Wonderful Counselor – Is. 9:6
Worthy – Revelation 5:12

The list was adapted from God’s Rx: Alphabet Soup by Nancy Adels ©2012

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