Sermon by Rev. Richard Jones
“Attributes of the Almighty”
MEASURE OF GOD
THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD
Psalm 11:7 (ESV)
7 For the LORD is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face.
Psalm 19:7-11 (ESV)
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
8 the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;
9 the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
THE JUSTICE OF GOD
Psalm 58:11 (ESV)
11 Mankind will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.”
Deuteronomy 7:9-10 (ESV)
9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,
10 and repays to their face those who hate him, by destroying them. He will not be slack with one who hates him. He will repay him to his face.
Romans 3:21-26 (ESV)
21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—
22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.
26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
THE INTEGRITY OF GOD
Jeremiah 10:5-7 (ESV)
5 Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field, and they cannot speak; they have to be carried, for they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, neither is it in them to do good.”
6 There is none like you, O LORD; you are great, and your name is great in might.
7 Who would not fear you, O King of the nations? For this is your due; for among all the wise ones of the nations and in all their kingdoms there is none like you.
1 Samuel 15:29 (ESV)
29 And also the Glory of Israel will not lie or have regret, for he is not a man, that he should have regret.”
Hebrews 6:18 (ESV)
18 so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.
Psalm 100:5 (ESV)
5 For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.