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Yesterday we talked a little about getting to know God and how knowing Him is the foundation for a peaceful home. I mentioned liking scriptures in which God describes Himself because in them we find firm truths to take hold of. Below is a list of verses in which God tells us about Himself (my husband put it together for me).
I like to use these verses as a foundation for memory work with the kids and am slowly going through the them, memorizing each one. I prefer to do this before memorizing other verses and feel gives the kids a clear idea of what God is like. You might think of it as “getting to know God.” I hope this knowledge will lead to a love for Him and a desire to do His will. If we know God intimately and believe in His power, judgment, justice and love, then we will be more ready to face the challenges of this life and more apt to obey His commandments.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth.
“God is not a man, that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent;
Has He said, and will He not do it?
Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”
“Know therefore today, and take it to your heart, that the LORD, He is God in heaven above and on the earth below; there is no other.
1 Samuel 2:2
There is no one holy like the LORD,
Indeed, there is no one besides You,
Nor is there any rock like our God
For the word of the LORD is upright,
And all His work is done in faithfulness.
He loves righteousness and justice;
The earth is full of the lovingkindness of the LORD
Splendid and majestic is His work,
And His righteousness endures forever.
He has made His wonders to be remembered;
The LORD is gracious and compassionate
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous;
Yes, our God is compassionate.
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.
The LORD by wisdom founded the earth,
By understanding He established the heavens.
The eyes of the LORD are in every place,
Watching the evil and the good.
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become weary or tired
His understanding is inscrutable.
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 there was no God formed,
And there will be none after Me.
11″I, even I, am the LORD,
And there is no savior besides Me.
For thus says the high and exalted One
Who lives forever, whose name is Holy,
“I dwell on a high and holy place,
And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit
In order to revive the spirit of the lowly
And to revive the heart of the contrite.
But the LORD is the true God;
He is the living God and the everlasting King
At His wrath the earth quakes,
And the nations cannot endure His indignation
Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You,
For nothing will be impossible with God.”
“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Opening his mouth, Peter said: “I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him.
The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands;
1 Timothy 1:17
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen
And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.
So that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.
1 Peter 1:17
If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth;
1 John 1:5
This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.
1 John 4:8
The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”