What are the attributes of God?
Have you ever wondered what makes God who He is? What characteristics and qualities does He possess? What are the attributes that make him divine? Does the Bible reveal what He looks like? Since Jesus is also deity, this article will briefly discuss the characteristics of the Godhead (composed of the Father AND Christ).
What do they look like?
Jesus said no human has seen or spoke to God the Father at any time (John 1:17 - 18, 5:37, 6:46, etc.). The Bible, however, does give us at least some clues regarding certain attributes such as what He (or they) look like. For example, we know that what the two Beings in the Godhead looked like were used as a pattern in the creation of man (Genesis 1:26). They used themselves as the master template from which man's appearance came into existence.
Scripture tells us that God possesses a body composed of spirit (Daniel 7:9-14, 10:5-19, 1Corinthians 15:44, Philippians 3:21), which has a shape (John 5:37) and form (Philippians 2:5 - 7, 3:21). The Beings in the Godhead have a head (Revelation 19:12, 1:14, Jeremiah 19:5, 32:35) which has a face (Deuteronomy 34:10, Genesis 33:10), hair (Daniel 7:9, Revelation 1:14), eyes (Revelation 1:14, Psalm 11:4, 18:24), ears (Psalm 18:6, 34:15), mouth (Numbers 12:8, Isaiah 1:20), lips (Isaiah 11:4, 30:27) and a tongue (Isaiah 30:27). They also possess arms (Psalm 44:3, John 12: 38) which have hands (Psalm 102:25-26, Hebrews 1:10) and fingers (Exodus 31:18, Psalm 8:3-6). They have loins (Ezekiel 1:26-28, 8:1-4), feet (Psalm 18:9, Ezekiel 1:26, 1Corinthians 15:27) and even back parts (Exodus 33:23)!
Moral qualities of divinity
What are some of the character attributes that distinguishes the existence of God? Both Beings are holy, good and perfect (Deuteronomy 32:4, Psalm 18:30, Matthew 5:25, 48, Romans 2:4). They are always faithful (1Corinthians 10:13, 2Corinthians 1:20, Hebrews 6:18), long suffering (Exodus 34:6 - 7), perfectly impartial (1Peter 1:17) and merciful (Lamentations 3:22, Romans 11:32, James 5:11). They both are a living definition of love and truth (John 3:16, 17:3, Romans 15:30, 1John 4:8, 5:20) and the very essence of life (Jeremiah 10:10, Hebrews 7:16, Revelation 11:11). Their perfect character has existed forever and will always exist for all eternity (Hebrews 13:8).