God is the source of all wisdom. Job said, “With God are wisdom and might … [God] has counsel and understanding … With him are strength and sound wisdom.”
Not only can TRUTH be used as a weapon but it is also an important tool in our representation/presentation of God to the world. The words and actions we use should be filled to overflowing with the light and love of God so that others see and hear Him in us.
My mother always told me, “Don’t pray for patience”. The theory of this statement is that if you do pray for patience the Lord will answer with situations that train you to be patient. Patient in trials, patient in waiting, patient in listening, patient with a difficult child, patient with someone slower than you, patient…
He is faithful in the trial, in the temptations, in forgiveness, He will be faithful to the end, and He calls us to the same
The Grace of God is the expression of His unmerited favor on all who, by faith, believe in the person and work of Jesus Christ. It is, I believe, the catalyst of His mercy, an expression of His love, and His power at work through me.
His goodness is not just a theory or descriptive term but it is in every way a reality. One meant to be tasted and seen, savored – for all that it is.
Agape is the word used to describe the love of God and it, as all of the other attributes we will study, are a requirement for holiness. The more detailed definition is that “agape is an act of the will, an intelligent, purposeful attitude of esteem and devotion; a selfless, purposeful, outgoing attitude that desires to do good to the one loved.”
God’s will is not hidden from our view, it is made evident throughout His Word, which makes clear that we are to be Holy, and the extent to which He went to make it possible.
“an invitation to become like the God we worship, to see His characteristics become true of us -“