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What is God's personality like, gentle or scary, serious or casual?

He is perfect in every way (Matt 5:48) and many of the good characteristics we see in humans are Godly attributes (Gen 1:27), but when seen in Him, they are highly concentrated because they are not tainted by any imperfection. Furthermore, unlike humans, these qualities in Him are limitless, eternal and immeasurable (Is 55:8-9). The very definition of God demands that He be superior to everything else in every way and have no equals, therefore, He is the only being who is: omniscient (all knowing Heb 4:13), omnipotent (all powerful Rev 19:6), and omnipresent (ever present Ps 139:7-10). This absolute perfection and superiority is what places a demand on everything else in existence to worship Him (Rev 4:11).

Many people have a lopsided view of God's nature because they only focus on one aspect of His perfection, not taking into account that perfection requires perfect balance or it's not perfection. Perfect balance means that if He is the ultimate dispenser of love in the universe, then He must also be the ultimate dispenser of justice (judgment) in the universe (Rom 11:22). And perfection not only requires having the ultimate amount of these good qualities, but also having the perfect wisdom to dispense them, as is perfectly appropriate, at the perfect time (John 7:24, 1 Sam 16:7, 1 Cor 4:5). The overriding characteristic that makes this possible is holiness (Is 6:1-3). He is absolutely pure in everything He thinks or does because His motives are pure and He always wants what is right, even when it requires great sacrifice on His own part (John 3:16). And although He is the King of kings (Rev 19:16) with far surpassing beauty, the magnitude of His humility puts Him within reach of the lowest of men (Phil 2:5-8).

He is a fiery being (Heb 12:29), full of emotion (Ps 78:40, Zeph 3:17) and desire (John 2:17, Matt 13:45), and He is greatly impassioned whether pursuing His lovers with forgiveness (Jer 7:13, Ex 34:14) or His enemies with vengence (Rev 19:15, Ps 18:7). His hate for sin is extreme because His love for creation is extreme (Jer 44:4). He loves compassion, gentleness and mercy but He also loves righteousness, obedience and justice, therefore, both victim and perpetrator can expect to receive a full measure from Him. He is creative, expressive and loves to share fun with those that are close to Him. He expresses His love in a way that is reflected in all of the relationship dynamics He has given us to experience - master to servant (boss to employee) (John 12:26), Father to child (Rom 8:15), husband to wife (2 Cor 11:2) and friend to friend (John 15:14). He demands honesty at all levels of relationship (Ps 145:18) and it is impossible to please Him without trust (Heb 11:6). He can be both a place of excitement (Acts 2:43), and a place of quiet rest (Matt 11:28). His patience is unequaled and His heart is set on forgiving and making peace (2 Pet 3:9). His presence is a healing comfort to those who humbly seek Him (Is 51:12), but a terrifying expectation to those who are arrogant and reject the law of God in their heart (Heb 10:31). Everything He says is true (Titus 1:2, Heb 6:18), everything He promises is faithful (1 Cor 1:9, Num 23:19, Josh 23:14) and He does not change (Mal 3:6, Heb 13:8).

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