The most distinctive characteristic of the first family is there unselfish love for one another. Each member refers to the other one as their all in all. Always giving the credit to their other family members. Always being at one another’s disposal. They are the original model of the Christian family.  The Father  gives all authority to the Son and the Son gives all the glory to the Father. All along the Holy Spirit gives love and comfort to both. They are the Trinity. “They are the three Persons of the Godhead: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory. They are one nature, the same in Their attributes, in Their will and in Their purpose.” Scoffield. When we talk about God the character it is staggering to comprehend His vastness. He is a Spirit Being that is all-knowing. God knows everything that happened in eternity past and everything that will happen in the eternal future.  God knows and created all knowledge. There is nothing in our past or future that God didn’t know before the creation of the universe. He knows every thought you have made and are going to make prior to your knowledge of it.  He is all-powerful and His power is without measure. The power of all the stars in the universe is but a flickering candle to Almighty God. He is every where all the time. He resides in the eternal past, present and future. God is infinite and without measure. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.  Start at any point in this universe and travel for all eternity and God is there. God is self existing and has no origin or beginning. He is the “ I am that I am.” God is eternally self-sufficient and needs absolutely nothing but Himself to survive. In contrast, He designed us to be totally dependant upon Him for survival. God is perfect in wisdom, knowledge, love and righteousness. He is perfect in all His ways and is incapable of change.  God is the supreme ruler and is in control of all things. He alone determines the outcome of every event down to the tiniest detail. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God…  John 1:1   All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.  In Him was life, and the life was the light of men… John 1:3-5.  That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world… John 1:9   Before the universe was ever created God the Trinity knew us and He knew we would fail in the garden of Eden. God created us with this minor character flaw ; this weakness of the flesh so that we would always need Him. God decided before this universe ever was that the Son would come down to earth and sacrifice Himself to pay our dept for sin so that we may develop a relationship with Him. That is why the Bible says that Christ was the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world. After the Son returned to Heaven, the  Holy Spirit would come to interpret our prayers, comfort us in all our distress and guide us through this complicated world for righteousness sake.

This is the principle characteristics of God. Speaking the truth in love that encourages all of us who believe to imitate the original unit of the family.

 

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