God and Man pt. 1

1. Who is God?

God is man’s Maker (Proverbs 22:3)

What does this imply about our responsibility to God?

See:

  • Psalm 95:6-7
  • Proverbs 14:31; 17:5
  • Isaiah 29:16
  • Romans 9:20

Solomon also calls God “the Righteous One” (Proverbs 21:12) and “the Holy One” (Proverbs 9:10).

What difference should God’s righteous and holy character make to us?

Theologians refer to God’s characteristics as attributes.

God is omnipresent.  This means He is everywhere present.  What are the implications of Proverbs 15:3 for your life?

God is omnipotent; He is all-powerful.  What difference should Proverbs 21:30 make to you?

Notes:
Even the wicked (Proverbs 16:4).  “Though this may be difficult to understand and accept, punishment for the unrepentant is in keeping with God’s justice and is a truth frequently taught in Scripture.”

The lot is cast into the lap (Pr. 16:33).  This may refer to the practice of holding a group of pebbles in the fold of a garment and then shaking them to the ground.  This was a common method of making decisions in the ancient world.

King’s heart (Pr. 21:1).  God exercised sovereign control over Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 4:31-35) and Cyrus (Isaiah 45:1-3).

Watercourse (Pr. 21:1).  An irrigation canal.  The farmer controlled its direction and how much water it contained.

God is also sovereign.  He is the absolute and sole ruler of the universe.  What do the following proverbs tell you about God’s sovereignty?

  • 16:4
  • 16;9, 33; 19:21
  • 21:1

How do you think God’s sovereignty should affect the way you live?

Thoughts from Pg. 49 of A life-changing encounter with God’s Word from the book of Proverb, by the Navigators, copyrighted 1990 by the Navigators, ISBN 978-0-89109-348-0

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