Bible Verses for Who God Is
There are names that God gave for who He is.
A name designates a title, an identity, a position and a purpose.
What is amazing about a name for God is that it can also identify who we are.
His names are all for us to know and remember because you cannot separate Who God is from what God does in your life. You may cling to these names at different seasons of your life.
● When you are afraid, He is your protector.
● When you are lonely, He is your presence.
● When you are in need, He is your provider.
Names for God
The following names for God are not only a title, but the are the essence of who He is and His relationship with us.
Creator– You are His creation
Father– You are His child
Word– How God communicates with you.
Love– His relationship towards you.
Answers / Provider– Only God provides your needs.
To know God as Creator, Father, Word, Love and Answers, we have to go to the source for where this knowledge lives, which is in His Word, the Bible.
To believe God, we have to trust that His Word is His words. That the Bible is truth and this belief is confidence in who He is.
God is faithful.
Believe His Word to be the answers to all your life needs.
To receive God, we have to step out in faith knowing and believing that He is God, His Word is our guide and that He is with us.
Hold on to faith and walk in His footsteps holding Him close to you. Hold tight and walk in Him.
Why we need to remember who God is
O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
The world needs to be remembering who God is. We know from John 1, that Jesus came into the world He created and the world did not know Him. His own people did not believe Him. Still today, many do not receive Him as their Savior.
Why has the world forgotten God?
Evil resides in the world and man chooses to follow pleasures rather than the Creator. When we remember who God is, it reminds us of who we are and our purpose on this earth.
There are 3 key factors about why the world is forgetting its relationship with God. Sadly, today’s world is not much different than the world was in the time of Jesus on earth. For more details read our post from John 1:12 and access our free Bible study.
The world does not know God.
The world does not believe God.
The world does not receive God.
Know Who God is
God is the Creator of the world and all that is in it. He is our heavenly Father, The Word, Love and the answer to everything we could ever need. Let’s Remember the Word together and all that it shares about who God is.
Sometimes, the dictionary lines up in defining a word used in the Bible translations. Sometimes it doesn’t give us the best definition from the Hebrew and Greek languages originally used in the Bible.
For a deeper study of God’s Word, we like to use a Strong’s Concordance to better understand the meanings of the words used in the verses.
know: to perceive or understand as fact or truth; to apprehend clearly and with certainty: to have established or fixed in the mind or memory to be cognizant or aware of:
to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so:
to take into one’s possession
to learn to know, come to know, get a
knowledge of perceive, feel/ to become
acquainted with, to become known
to know, understand, perceive, have knowledge of
to think to be true, to be persuaded of, to credit,
place confidence in
to take to, to take with one’s self, to join to one’s self to accept or acknowledge one to be such as he professes to be not to reject, not to withhold obedience
Know ● Believe ● Receive
The reason the world has forgotten who God is can be summed up by 3 statements.
- The world does not take the time to learn more or gain knowledge about God from His Word.
- The world does not think that God’s Word is true, does not place confidence in Him and does not give Him credit for being the Creator of the heavens and the earth.
- The world does not take hold of God to itself, accept or acknowledge God, rejects Got and does not obey His Word.
The world needs to be reminded of
Who God is
As Psalm 8:1, states,
“O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.”
The heavens and the earth should know, believe and receive the Creator, who is majestic and unforgettable. After all, it bears His signature and logo, Jesus.
The Names of God
The following definitions for the names of God comes from the Strong’s Concordance.
Who God is - Creator
Elohim-The all powerful One- Creator
Who God is- Father
Of Christians, as those who Christ have been exalted to specifically close and intimate relationship with God
1 John 3:1
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. ESV
Who God is- Word
WORD of God
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. ESV
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made KJV
Who God is Love
Love: God is love
1 John 4:16
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. ESV
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. KJV
Who God Provides
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. ESV
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. KJV
Names of God
There are other words in the Bible to tell who God is. Some are names given to Him by the people who encountered Him and others are names and titles God tells His people. Most of the names identity not only who God is, but also what the people believe of Him.
I AM–to be, become, come to pass, exist Exodus 3:14
El Olam-Everlasting God Psalm 90:2
Adonai– LORD, Master, Lord our Lord Psalm 8:1
Jesus– Jehovah is salvation John 14:6
Immanuel- God with us Isaiah 7:14
Provider– Supply your needs Philippians 4:19
Salvation– Deliverance, preservation, safety Acts 4:12
Shaddai– Almighty Job 33:4
Prince of Peace– wonderful, COUNSELOR, mighty God, everlasting father Isaiah 9:6
Jehovah Rapha– God who heals Exodus 15:26
Bread of Life– never hunger-never thirst John 6:35
Jehovah– the existing One Isaiah 42:8
Elyon– Highest, Most High Psalm 91:1
El Roi- The God who sees me Genesis 16:13
Son of God– SAVIOR of the World 1 John 4:13-15
Alpha & Omega– beginning and end Revelation 1:8
Jehovah-Jireh– God provides Genesis 22:1-14
Christos– Christ-anointed Philippians 2:10-11
Qanna– Jealous (only of God) Exodus 20
Who God is to His people
John the Baptist– “Behold the Lamb of God” – John 1:29-36
The woman at the well– “Messiah”- John 4:1-26
Mary in the Garden– Rabboni; which is to say, Master.“ John 20:15-16
Thomas-, “My Lord and my God!” John 20:27-29
Peter– Christ, the Son of God- Luke 9:20
Interesting thing to note about Peter is that he denied knowing Jesus 3 times after Jesus was arrested. Yet, Jesus gave him grace. Peter would go on to be a strong minister of God’s Word, preaching and proclaim who God was and who God is still for us today
Paul- Son of God- Acts 9:17-21
There was a man named Saul who was a strong worker in the persecution of early Christians. While on his way to persecute more Christians, Jesus appeared to Him in a bright light. Saul would be forever changed in name and belief. You will find his letters to Christians on how to live and who God is in many books the New Testament.
The Disciples– Rabboni, Teacher, Master (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John)
Who God is to those NOT His people
There are those who knew the name of Jesus and even who God was. They called Him by name, but their relationship was much different than those who received Him. They did not want to live a life dedicated to following Him so they rejected Him.
2 possessed with devils and then the swine- Matthew 8:28-34
And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? Art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
Satan/ The Devil/ The Tempter- Matthew 4:1-11
But Satan isn’t new to knowing who God is and choosing to do his own thing. He chose to rebel. Satan chose to not believe God and his number one mission is to make you also not believe Him.
Because knowing who God is and believing Him means eternal life and living a life dedicated to following Him.
Those who do not choose to receive Him, are choosing to ignore who God is and live their own life…very much like the Devil himself. These people will never truly know who they are because apart from God, we are nothing.
That’s how you live a life knowing and showing that you know who God is.
Who is God to you?
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