In this day of the compromising church, emergent teaching and pastors who teach “feel good” sermons, what does the bible say about who God is? Is he only a God of love? Who is God to the believer, the Christian, Who was he to the saints of the old testament? Who is God to the unbeliever?
The book of Hebrews says that Abraham was a man of faith Heb 11:8,10 “By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went…. For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” Notice that Abraham obeyed the command of God when he was called out.
Deut 33:27 “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: ”
2 Samuel 22:33, the words of king David, after his sin with Bathsheba, after his repentance, “God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect”
Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.”
Psalm 48:14, pure comfort to the believer “For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death”
Psalm 59:17 “Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.”
Psalm 74:12 “For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.” This verse certainly shows that it is God who saves, not men who save themselves by “making a decision”
Psalm 89:7 “God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.” God demands reverential fear, fear of who he is, the Sovereign and mighty God.
Proverbs 30:5 “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.” The bible, the word of God, is to be trusted. But this does not include the modern versions that twist and change the true word of God.
The following verses show that the LORD God is more than love:
Deuteronomy 4:24 “For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God”
Deut. 6:4-7 teaches that it is not enough to hang on the fact that God is love, the Israelites were, and believers are commanded: “thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might and these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up…” Do you think upon the Lord during the week? or only on Sunday. Do you love him? do you talk to others of the word of God? Parents, do you teach your children? or do you leave it to Sunday School teachers?
Psalm 7:11 “God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.”
Nah 1:2 “God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies” This verse should make the unbeliever cringe.
Romans 1:18 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness”
Galatians 6:7 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” This is another verse that should prick the heart of the unsaved.
This verse offers hope to the lost:
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
And so these are only a few of the verses from the bible that teach who God is.