Daily Bible Reading
To prevent the frustration of falling behind, which most of us tend to do when following a Bible reading plan, each month of this plan gives you only twenty-five readings. Today we start a few “free days” . We encourage you to catch up on any readings you may have missed this month.
If you have finished the month’s readings, you can use these final days of the month to study the passages that challenged or intrigued you.
Thankful for God and for Who He Is
Thinking about what I am thankful for, the answer is easy. I am thankful for God. I am thankful for who He is. He is everything and more.
He is infinite; without beginning or end, immortal, and eternal. He is the I Am.
“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Timothy 1:17
“And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” Exodus 3:14
He is self-sufficient. He does not need anything or anybody, but He wants a relationship with us. “For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;” John 5:26
God is all powerful, all knowing, possessing all wisdom, always present, yet always actively participating in every minute detail of our lives.
“Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.” Isaiah 46:9-10
“For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.” Acts 17:28
God is faithful, forever unchangeably true. He never forgets and He never fails.
“Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;” Deuteronomy 7:9
God is good. He is kind, tenderhearted, friendly, and sympathetic.
“O, taste and see that the Lord is good” – Psalm 34:8
God is gracious, merciful, righteous, and just.
“And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.” Exodus 20:6
“What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” Ephesians 2:7-8
God is love. He has chosen to love us. We can choose to love as He loves with His Spirit in us.
“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4:16
“God is Holy, perfect, sacred, set apart, divine, complete, moral, and worthy to be worshiped. Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.” Psalm 99:5
“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:15-16
And still there are more attributes or characteristics of God I have not listed. I could never tell them all. He is truth, glorious, beautiful, free, patient, and jealous. He is earnestly protective and watchful to protect His honor. He alone is worthy of worship. I am thankful for every attribute of God. I cannot imagine not having every single one because they all work together to make Him perfect. We are better off because of God and who He is. I encourage you in this month of thanksgiving to thank Him for who He is!