Attributes of God explained

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The following are attributes of God except _____.

  • A. Jealousy

  • B. Asiety

  • C. Incomprehensibility

  • D. Immutability

  • E. Impeccability

  • F. Options A through E are correct

_____ is the first son of Jacob.

  • A. Benjamin

  • B. Reuben

  • C. Gideon

  • D. Joseph

  • E. Seth

  • F. Absalom

What was Joseph's interpretation of the chief baker's dream?

  • A. He will be restored to his former position

  • B. He will be hung to death and birds will eat his remains

  • C. He will see his family again

  • D. He will remain the chief baker of the prison

  • E. He will die in prison

  • F. He will be shown mercy by the king

Joseph is the _____ son of Jacob.

  • A. 3rd

  • B. 5th

  • C. 7th

  • D. 9th

  • E. 11th

  • F. 12th

The sun was created on the _____ day.

  • A. First
  • B. Second
  • C. Third
  • D. Fourth
  • E. Fifth
  • F. Sixth

Which of the following statement is INCORRECT regarding the biblical account of creation as contained in Genesis Chapter 1.

  • A. Light is the first of God's creation
  • B. On the first day, evening passed and morning came
  • C. God created a dome and named it sky on the second day
  • D. God himself named the darkness night and the light day
  • E. God dedicated the sixth day specifically for the creation of human beings
  • F. God created the sea creatures and the birds on the same day

By the term 'God is Sovereign', we mean that _____.

  • A. God is powerful
  • B. God is love
  • C. God is at the top of all
  • D. God is all merciful
  • E. God is all faithful
  • F. God is Trinity

Jealousy is one of the attributes of God




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Meaning of God's Attribute:

Before we look into the attributes of God, it will be a great idea if we first understood the word "attribute".

To put it straight, I will consider an attribute to be a "qualifier", that is, something which qualifies or describes a noun.

In our case, attributes of God will simply imply those characteristics that has to do with God.

Please read on Nouns formed from Adjectives here.

Note: The attributes of God will help us to better understand who God is. It is important to state that no one can give a complete list or summary of God's attributes.


Who is God?

Different people will give varying responses to this question. This is because the question "Who is God?" is a subject of God's attribute.

God is a supreme being who is infinitely good in Himself and exists in all perfection

Jesus is the true image of the unseen God and He shares completely all the attributes of God. Those who were with Jesus in His time saw the attributes of God in Him according to how He acted, loved and forgave.

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At every point in your life, you must have experienced one attribute of God or another. In fact, you are alive today simply because of the attributes of God resting upon you.

Let's take a quick look at some of these attributes.


Attributes of God

Sovereign: God wields the supreme and ultimate power. Psalm 136:6

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Love: God is love. He sent His only begotten son to die for sinners. John 3:16, 1st John 4:8


Mercy: Always compassionate and willing to forgive every time. Romans 9:15-16

Please read on the God's Mercy and Forgiveness here


Self existing, Infinite and eternal: God has no beginning and no end. Exodus 3:14, Colossians 1:17, Psalm 147:5


Asiety: God is completely independent. Acts 17:25


Goodness: Everything God does is good. Genesis 1:31, Romans 11:22, Psalm 34:8


Immutability: God cannot change. Malachi 3:6, Romans 8:39


Wisdom: Ability to foresee perfect ends and to reach these ends by the most perfect means. Romans 11:33


Trinity: Three persons in one God. Roman 3:30, John 6:27, John 20:28, Acts 5:3-5, John 16:16-17

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Impeccability: God cannot make mistake. Hebrew 6:18


Self Sufficiency: God has no needs. John 5:26, Matthew 11:25-27, John 17:24-26


Faithfulness: God keeps to His promises. Timothy 2:13, Deuteronomy 2:9

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Gracious: Always giving the guilty a second chance. Psalm 145:8, Matthew 5-45, Ephesians 2:8


Omnipotent: God can do all things. Job 11:7-11, Psalm 33:6

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Omniscient: God knows all things. Isaiah 49:9-10


Omnipresent: God is everywhere. Jeremiah 23:23-24, Psalm 139:7-10


Jealousy: God's jealousy simply meant that God has a very close concern for us. Exodus 20: 5-6

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Just: Perfect in His judgment. Deuteronomy 32:4


Holiness: Perfectly moral and pure. Revelation 4:8


Glorious: Clothed in majesty. Jesus conquered death and resurrected on the third day. 1st Corinthians 15:4


Incomprehensibility: God cannot be fully understood or known. Isaiah 40:28

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Amazing facts in CRS

There are a total of 188 named women in the Bible

Mahershalalhashbaz is the longest word in the Bible

The shortest verse of the Bible is John 11:35. It reads:

Jesus wept


The longest verse in the bible is Esther 8:9. It reads:

Then were the king’s scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language

The last word in the Bible is 'Amen'.

The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen

Revelation 22:21

The shortest verse in the bible is found in John chapter 11 verse 35. It reads:

Jesus wept

If you translate 'Jesus' from Hebrew directly to English, the correct translation will be 'Joshua'. The name Jesus was actually a translation from Hebrew, to Greek, to Latin and finally, English


Joseph (in the old testament of the bible) is the 11th son of Jacob out of 12 brothers. He is so loved by his father because he was born when his father was in his old age. When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated the young innocent boy (Joseph). Meanwhile, his dad made a special coat for him.

According to the Bible (Genesis 37), Joseph is a dreamer boy (and also an excellent interpreter of dreams). This gift of his further made him an object of envy and hate among his brothers.

Out of envy, his brothers decided to kill him but God saved his life through one of them named Reuben. Reuben is the firstborn of Jacob's 12 children.

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By looks, Joseph is a handsome young man and Potipher’s wife could not take her seductive eyes off him. She made a series of sexual advances to Joseph but he clearly refused her in all the attempts she had made. Joseph showed discipline and fear of the Lord during this period of temptation.

After failed attempts to seduce Joseph, she finally got hold of a piece of Joseph’s garment when Joseph ran away from her sexual seduction. She became furious, perhaps afraid that Joseph might report her to Potipher, her husband. She therefore lied to Potipher that Joseph attempted to seduce her and she ran away grabbing a piece of Joseph’s clothing. She showed Potipher the cloth as a proof of her lies. For this reason, Potipher imprisoned Joseph.

Joseph had always prospered every where he found himself, and the prison is not an exception. Even in the prison, the warden promoted him by putting him in charge of all the prisoners.

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Below are some qualities of Joseph that made him a great leader in Egypt:

  • Discipline: Joseph had every chance to commit sin with the King’s wife when he was tempted. However, because he had discipline over his body, he said no and eventually had himself imprisoned.

  • Faithfulness: Joseph is a man of great faith. He believed completely in God and would rather suffer his body than to gratify it in adultery.
    He also proved his faith in Potipher’s business, showing that he can be trusted.
    Please read on Consequences of Adam and Eve's Unfaithfulness here

  • Humility: Even though he was the 11th child of his father’s old age, he remained humble to his brothers when they hated him. His humility is one virtue that made him a great leader in Egypt.

  • Gracious: Joseph was gracious to his brothers who betrayed him. He showed compassion and mercy in their time of greatest need. He gave them food and forgave them during the time of severe famine.

  • Selfless: He gave his time to the service of others, interpreting dreams and helping them to successfully manage their affairs. This made him promoted in every situation he found himself, whether as a slave, a prisoner or a free man.

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Our world will change for the better the moment we start accepting suffering; while also practically assisting and praying for those who suffer.

The beauty of Jesus' suffering is the many that will be saved by his blood.

Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb.

I don't believe I have special talents, I have persistence. After the first failure, second failure, third failure, I kept trying.

Carlo Rubbia, Nobel price winning physicist

Great success is built on failure, frustration, even catastrophy.

Sumner Redstone

Think about the suffering a woman in labour would pass through but after that comes the bigger joy of seeing her baby.

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Beauty of Suffering - Len Academy​​​​​​According to the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP);

Pain is defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage.

Pain is a sign that something unpleasant is about to happen, is happening or had happened. It creates a memory to avoid facing another future (similar) danger. For instance, think of 'a baby and a fire'. The baby touched the fire previously and got hurt. Now when he encounters the fire, he won’t touch it.

As we grow, we experience different forms of suffering, some of which will define our destiny. Consider this instance of a legendary footballer below:

  • Christiano Ronaldo is a footballer who had achieved greatness because he spent extra hours on trainings, fitness and hard-work. We can see the efforts of his work on the pitch. If he had gone about drinking, trying to avoid the stress and suffering of trainings, he may not have become what he is.

  • Also, students suffer sleepless nights to get good grades.

Without suffering and pains, we would not properly understand the true meanings of love, joy, faith, hope, contentment, perseverance and victory. All of these things happen because of suffering.

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