31 Scriptures about the Attributes of God

If I asked you to describe your best friend in three words, what would you say?
What about telling us about the quality you admire most about your spouse?
Did a favorite teacher or mentor have a character quality you try to emulate?

Now, let me ask you how did you come to know the character qualities of any of these people?

Ok, I'll answer for all of us. We know someone's character qualities because we know the person. And we get to know a person by spending time with them, talking with and listening to them. We get to know someone by building a relationship with them.

When I was young, someone told me Jesus was loving and forgiving. I believed them. With child-like faith and trust, I believed all that I was taught about Jesus, all that I was told.

As I became an adult and had to deal with adult consequences of adult decisions, I came to realize that just knowing about God, by what others had told me, was not the same as knowing God.

Would you agree?

Think about the last time you met someone new. Maybe a friend or co-worker already knew this person and they filled you in on what this person was like. For the sake of conversation, we will assume your friend spoke kindly of this new acquaintance of yours, maybe describing them as polite, friendly, encouraging, etc. If you trust your friend, I imagine you would take them at their word. But you know that spending time getting to know this new person is really the only way to truly get to know their character.

My point, you ask.

My point is that even though many people I knew and trusted told me about how loving, kind, gracious and forgiving God is, there came a point in my life where I needed to know this from my own personal experience. More than this, I really wanted to know God, not just know about Him.

The only way I, and you, can get to know God, is by spending time with God. Specifically spending time with Him in His Word, reading the Scriptures, and talking with Him in prayer. 

For my purposes, I like reading and studying the Bible using a variety of methods. What I am sharing with you today is the method of using a Scripture Reading List as a guide. The Scriptures which have been selected for this specific list are all related to the Attributes of God. Each of these Bible Verses describe some characteristic of God.

Today I am inviting you to get to know God, personally. Read through these Scriptures to get to know Him maybe in a way you have never known Him.

This list is not all inclusive of every attribute of God. In truth, every Scripture in the Bible reveals something about God. That's why we read and study it - to get to know Him. But, there's only as many as 31 days in a month, so we settled on 31 Scriptures About the Attributes of God.

Hebrews 12:2
Author & Finisher 
looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
John 6:35
Bread of Life

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

Romans 8:29
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
Genesis 1:1

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Psalm 116:8
For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling;
The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you and said, ‘Destroy.’
Isaiah 6:1

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple.

Deuteronomy 7:9
Faithful & True
Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,
John 15:1

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.

Colossians 1:18
Head of the Body
And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.
Exodus 3:14
I Am
God said to Moses, “ I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘ I AM has sent me to you.’”

Psalm 7:17
I will thank the LORD because he is just; I will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.
Psalm 47:7
King Over All

For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm!

John 4:10
Living Water
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”
2 Corinthians 5:17
Makes Us New

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

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Ephesians 4:13
until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, as we mature to the full measure of the stature of Christ.
Psalm 119:151

But you are near, O LORD, and all your commandments are true.

John 16:33
Overcomes the World
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
Ruth 4:14

Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the LORD, who has not left you this day without a redeemer, and may his name be renowned in Israel!

Zephaniah 3:17
Quiets Us
The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
2 Corinthians 3:18
So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord--who is the Spirit--makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.
Psalm 103:12
Removes Transgressions

as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

2 Corinthians 4:16
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
Exodus 15:2
Strong Defender

The LORD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

John 14:26
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have told you.
Philippians 3:21
who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.
James 1:17

Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.

John 15:5
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
Isaiah 25:8
Wipes Away Tears

He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken.

Colossians 3:4
Your Life
When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Isaiah 9:7

Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.
Help me to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus when the world pulls me in other direction. Remind me of His suffering and sacrifice. Let me now forget that Christ was willing to endure the cross, so that my sins would be forgiven. I long to run the race before me, throwing off everything that hinders me and turning from the sin that so easily trips me up. My trust is in Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. In His name, I pray, Amen.  - Jodie Barrett, Faithfully Following Ministries


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Jana Kennedy Spicer is a born and raised Texas girl who has a heart for studying God’s Word and is passionate about encouraging women to do the same. She is the author of Let Your Light Shine: Being a Light in a Dark World; Praying For Revival; Inspiring Women: Who They Are and How To Be One and Gracious Words: Speaking with Kindness and Mercy; and the illustrator of the scripture based Garden of Life Coloring Book and Coloring the Scriptures.

1 Comment

Karolee - January 22nd, 2024 at 6:35am

Thank you for this resource. As I read through it, I noticed in the prayer by Jodie Barrett a line that says, Let me now forget that Christ was willing to endure the cross… Perhaps this was a typo since it does not reflect the rest of this article. I believe it should say, Let me never forget that Christ was willing to endure the cross…