This is my homework assignment from RoadWarrior
What is the nature of God? What are some of the verses and scriptures that we can learn about who God is?
For me, I think its all summed up by "God is Love" 1 John 4:16. So, if we know what Love is, we know what God is. 1 Corinthians 13 tells us what love is:
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails.
These are all attributes of God.
Roadwarrior suggested this verse in another thread:
Jeremiah 9: 24 but let him who boasts boast about this:
that he understands and knows me,
that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness,
justice and righteousness on earth,
for in these I delight,"
declares the LORD.
This is showing God exercises kindness, justice, and righteousness. This fits perfectly with 1 Corinthians.
Another important attribute of God is that he never changes... this is being discussed in the "Does God change his mind" thread. Malachi 3:6 and numbers 23:19 are pretty clear in that God does not change.
This then gives us the confidence that God's love will not change. God is love, so he is patient, kind, protecting, and never failing. And he will never change from this. He will always be loving and patient. And he will never fail.