By Elizabeth Prata
Sundays are a good time to ponder who God is. He is worthy of service and worship.
Tim Challies has written a visual theology of God’s attributes. Remember, God’s attributes are not parts that make up a whole. Everything good that there is, is 100% contained in God. He is 100% beauty, 100% aseity, 100% omniscient, etc. He is complete in Himself.
The paragraph on the left side explains how to view these attributes, explains what summary attributes are, and why some are in blue and others are in red. Right-click to open larger in new tab.
The first three are:
ASEITY: God is self-existent and self-sufficient and has no need of human beings or the rest of creation.
BEAUTY: Summary Attributes. God is the possessor and the sum of all desirable qualities.
BLESSEDNESS: Summary Attributes. God delights fully in himself and in all that reflects his character.
We worship a holy God who is Good, Perfect, True, and Beautiful! Praise Him today.
“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.” (Revelation 4:11)
1. Aseity, Beauty, Blessedness
2. Eternity, Freedom, Glory
3. Goodness, Holiness, Immutability
4. Invisibility, Jealousy, Knowledge
6. Mercy, Omnipotence, Omnipresence
7. Peace, Righteousness, Perfection
8. Will, Wisdom, Wrath