5036 mind, of God

5036 mind, of God

God’s pattern of thought and attitude of heart is holy, righteous and good. It is expressed in his law and his word, and also in the outworking of his mercy, but it is, ultimately, beyond human understanding.

God’s mind is expressed in his law and his word

Ex 20:1-17 See also Dt 4:1-2; Dt 6:1,24-25; Ps 119:4,34,66,89,105,130

The mind of God is holy, righteous and good

Ro 7:7 See also Dt 4:8; Nu 23:19; 1Sa 15:29; 2Sa 22:31 pp Ps 18:30; Pr 30:5; Ps 19:7-10; Ps 119:68,75,137-138,142; Jn 17:17; Ro 7:12

The mind of God is also expressed in his merciful acts

Eph 2:4-5 See also Ne 9:31; Ps 123:2; Isa 55:7; Da 9:18; Hos 11:8; Mic 7:18; Lk 1:78; Ro 9:18; Ro 11:32; Ro 12:1; 1Pe 1:3; 1Pe 2:10

The constancy of the mind of God

Nu 23:19 See also 1Sa 15:29; Ps 110:4; Eze 24:14

God changes his mind

Drawing back from threatened actions Jer 26:13 The idea of God “relenting” does not mean a capricious change of mind, but the considered decision on God’s part not to proceed with a threatened course of action in response to repentance on the part of individuals or the people. See also Ex 32:12-14; Jer 18:5-10; Jer 26:3,19; Joel 2:13-14; Am 7:3,6; Jnh 3:9-10; Jnh 4:2

Grieving over past actions 1Sa 15:11 See also Ge 6:6-7; 1Sa 15:35

The mind of God is, ultimately, beyond human understanding

Because of God’s greatness Isa 55:8-9 See also Isa 40:13-14,28; Isa 44:6-7; Ro 11:33-36; 1Co 2:16

Because of human lowliness Ecc 5:1-2 See also Ecc 7:23-25

See also

1065God, holiness of
1090God, majesty of
1115God, purpose of
1120God, repentance of
1175God, will of
1180God, wisdom of
1690word of God
5001human race, the
5378law, OT
6687mercy, God’s
8306mercifulness
8355understanding

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