Worship #3 – Celebrating God’s Character
Every child asks, “What is God like?” And every parent struggles to give an adequate answer.
God has showed us what he is like in the Bible. To Moses, for example, he described himself as “the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin” (Exodus 34:6-7).
One way to express our worship to God is to celebrate his attributes, his character.
• Compassionate – he is concerned for all people everywhere and wants to meet their needs.
• Eternal – he always was and he always will be.
• Faithful – he is reliable, trustworthy, a promise keeper.
• Forgiving – he pardons our sins and remembers our sins no more.
• Good – he is morally excellent and virtuous.
• Gracious – he is benevolent and kind.
• Holy – he is set apart, sinless, and pure.
• Infinite – he is limitless, without boundaries, and cannot be measured.
• Just – he always acts fairly and does what is right.
• Love – he expresses caring concern and affection.
• Merciful – he takes pity on us and extends undeserved grace toward us.
• Omnipotent – he has unlimited power and ability.
• Omnipresent – he is everywhere all the time.
• Omniscient – he knows everything past, present, and future.
• Righteous – he is always right and always does what is right.
• Self-Existent – he is independent of everything and never came from anything.
• Self-Sufficient – he has everything he needs and he doesn’t need anything else.
• Sovereign – he rules over all.
• Truthful – he can only tell the truth and he cannot lie.
• Unchangeable – he is always the same and he never changes.
• Wise – he discerns what is right and true.
He is all of the above and more. Celebrate God’s character. “Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool” (Psalm 99:5).
And may this list help you in answering your child, “What is God like?”
~ Pastor Dave