Faithfulness is one of the glorious perfections of God’s being. For God to be unfaithful would be to act contrary to His nature. He never fails, never falters, never forgets. He always does what He has said. He always fulfills what He has promised.
When the Lord speaks, He always speaks the truth. His words are the final standard and definition of truth, for they are based on His perfect knowledge and they accurately reflect that perfect knowledge.
God is able to devise the most perfect ends, and He is able to achieve those ends by the most perfect means. He sees the end from the beginning. He sees everything in focus, each in proper relation to all. He doesn’t guess. He is able to work towards predestined goals with flawless precision.
What is meant by “foreknowledge”? I’m quite certain that if you are to be asked, you can immediately respond, “to know beforehand” — and you are correct. That’s exactly how dictionaries define it. However, to define it as an attribute of God, we must not solely rely on dictionary meanings. For it is not just a matter of its basic definition and etymology; what matters more is the way it is used in the Holy Scriptures.
GOD KNOWS ALL THINGS. This pretty much sums up the perfection God’s mental attributes; and that’s all we need to know about the extent of the Lord’s knowledge — He knows everything!
There is an infinite distance that separates the mightiest creation from the Almighty Creator. The Lord is the Most High, God of heaven and earth. Unrivaled in majesty, unlimited in power, unaffected by anything outside Himself. He is absolutely independent — subject to none, influenced by none.
We cannot have a correct conception of God unless we think of Him as Almighty and all-powerful. Someone who cannot do everything he wills and pleases cannot be God.
When some people think about the will of God, they fear that God might have already decided every little detail of their life; but that’s not totally how it works, because man has freewill. Our will is free because God is Sovereign; and because God is sovereign, He does control many aspects of our lives. He gives us a lot of freedom, but at the same time, He also constrains us.
God is the Creator of all things. He sits on the highest throne in the universe, directing all things in conformity to the purpose of His will. He does as He pleases, only as He pleases, always as He pleases. Creations cannot do anything about it — none can thwart Him, none can hinder Him.
Our minds need an intense amount of effort to fully grasp the idea of “absolute freedom”. We are not mentally and psychologically conditioned to understand it because we are shaped in a world where no absolute freedom actually exists. All creatures will always be dependent upon someone or something — this dependence limits their freedom. ONLY GOD IS FREE. God is absolutely free. He is not guided or constrained by anything outside of Himself. He does whatever He pleases — always, everywhere, forever.
In the English language, we can use the word “simple” in various ways... The idea of God’s SIMPLICITY, on the other hand, has to do with His divine essence. It describes God as a simple being — Someone who is way beyond composition. He is not made up of parts or of a variety of substances. He is but one essence.
For others, to say that someone is spiritual is to suggest that he or she has a generic interest in religious or supernatural matters. However, to speak of SPIRITUALITY as an Attribute of God is to identify Him as a spirit — an immaterial, invisible, and infinite being that is fundamentally distinct from every material, visible, and finite creatures.