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1080 God, living and self-sustaining

1080 God, living and self-sustaining

God is alive and active. In contrast to idols, he is uncreated and the source of all continuing life.

God is alive

Jer 10:10 See also Ge 1:1; Dt 5:26; Jos 3:10; Jer 23:36; Mt 26:63; 1Ti 3:15; Heb 3:12; Heb 12:22

God lives for ever

Isa 57:15 See also Da 4:34; Da 12:7; Rev 4:9-10; Rev 10:6; Rev 15:7

God is self-existent

Jn 5:26 See also Ex 3:14; Jn 8:58; Ac 17:25

The living God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Jn 6:57; 2Co 3:3 See also Mt 16:16; 1Co 8:6; Heb 7:24

The living God is to be worshipped

Da 6:26 See also Da 6:20; Ro 9:26; Hos 1:10; 2Co 6:16; 1Ti 4:10; Heb 9:14

Turning away from the living God is sin

Heb 3:12 See also 1Sa 17:26,36; 2Ki 19:4 pp Isa 37:4; 2Ki 19:16 pp Isa 37:17; Heb 10:31

The living God contrasts with dead idols

Ac 14:15 See also 1Ki 18:26-29; Ps 115:2-7; Isa 46:1-4; Jer 10:3-6; 1Th 1:9

God is the source of life

Dt 30:20 See also Jn 1:4

God gives life to created beings Ge 2:7 See also Job 27:3; Ps 104:30; Isa 40:28; Ac 17:25,28

God sustains the life of all people Ps 54:4 See also 1Ch 29:14; Ps 3:5; Ps 18:35; Ps 146:9; Ps 147:6; Isa 46:4; Heb 1:3

God gives spiritual life Jn 10:28 See also Jn 5:21; Jn 11:25; Jn 14:6; 1Pe 1:23

God is the source of new life Ps 42:2 See also Ps 63:1; Ps 84:2; Jn 3:1-8

See also

1140God, the eternal
1325God, the Creator
3290Holy Spirit, life-giver
4005creation
4018life, spiritual
6139deadness, spiritual
6645eternal life

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