Bible Reflection: Defining God’s Qualities

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Defining God’s Qualities

Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent

by J.M. Troppello

I remember learning as a young teenager in church about God’s three defining qualities. Those three terms left me in awe, but also feeling special knowing that God is all-powerful (omnipotent), all-knowing (omniscient), and all-present (omnipresent).

“Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are the three most popular monotheistic religions in the world. Scholars within these religions have, over the course of history, postulated what God is like. These scholars are called theologians. Theologians are individuals who study God. They seek to understand God's nature. In order to describe God's attributes, or characteristics, theologians use three important terms: omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence. – Nate Sullivan,

Defining God’s Qualities – Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent

“My faith isn’t in humanity. It’s in an omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent, Holy God.” –

1. Omnipotent

God is all-powerful. How does that make you feel? For me, that gives me hope that He can do miraculous things in my life. That knowledge gives me faith that when I pray to Him, nothing is impossible for Him.

For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:16, NKJV)

Knowing that God is all-powerful should inspire you too. Trust that God has a plan for your life. He knows what He is doing for you. He is powerful and cares about everything that concerns you.

2. Omniscient

God is all-knowing. That thought brings me peace. Yet it also brings me to my knees. Everything that I do and all that I think is not hidden from Him. God knows my innermost thoughts. He knows my heart. God sees deep into my spirit.

The eyes of the Lord are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good. (Proverbs 15:3, NKJV)

Knowing that God is omniscient should give you pause as well. Trust that He is your guiding light. He knows your motives. God wants to help you stay on the right path.

3. Omnipresent

God is all-present. This thought has always been mind-blowing for me. He is present everywhere. He’s infinite and boundless. He is present in all places at the same time. Wow! I’ve known this before. Yet, thinking about it again makes me so thankful that God is truly in control.

Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? (Psalm 139:7, NKJV)

Yes, I don’t always like the way He answers prayers, or how some people don’t receive healing, or that evil exists—yet God is always with His children through everything that happens to them. That thought truly gives me peace. I hope it gives you peace as well. The Holy Spirit is your comforter and guide. He gives you peace. Embrace the comfort of the Holy Spirit as God guides you each day.

Trusting in an All-Powerful, All-Knowing, and All-Present God

Take a moment today to simply sit for a few moments and be still before God (see Psalm 46:10). Read all of Psalm 46, but focus on verse 10— “be still, and know that I am God.” As verse 1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

“Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” – C.S. Lewis

Trust that God is all-powerful. He is all-knowing. He is all-present. God wants to be all those wonderful qualities to you in your life.

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J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.

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