Answers to Bible Questions
Scriptures are from the King James Bible
(Q) What are some of the things we can learn about God in the O.T.
(A) First, we need to understand that the Old Testament scriptures are for our learning, not for our obedience: Romans 15:4: 4For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Below are some of the things that God tells us about Himself; His great power and His great love for His people Israel. Today, we can learn much about God in the O.T. scriptures. God never changes, but He does change the way He deals with men down through the ages of time.
Psalm 147:1-20 1 Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely. 2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. 3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. 4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. 5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. 6 The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground. 7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God: 8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains 9 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. 10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. 11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy. 12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. 13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee. 14 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. 15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly. 16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. 17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold? 18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow. 19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. 20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.
Isaiah 46:9-10. “He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and of great power: His understanding is infinite.” God’s own declaration of His total knowledge is clear and concise. ” … For I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure”
“Known unto God [the Father] are all His works from the beginning of the world” Acts 15:18. ” … And [Peter] said unto Him , Lord, Thou knowest all things” John 21:17. “Now are we sure that Thou knowest all things … ” John 16:30. “In whom [the Son] are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” Colossians 2:3. “Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord [the Holy Spirit], or being His counsellor hath taught Him?” Isaiah 40:13. God is omniscient (all knowing) in each of His triune entities.
There is nothing unknown to God, whether past, present or future events or circumstances. It is foolhardy to attempt concealment of the smallest thought or action from Him, though there are those who deceive themselves seeking to do so. Neither is there creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do” Hebrews 4:13.
God will judge all things. He will judge the condemned to eternal punishment. He will judge the saints according to their works, thereby determining whether and to what extent they will receive reward. Were He not all wise, this would be impossible!
If you have the time read chapters 38, 39, 40, 41, in the book of Job. Job had a problem with Self-Righteousness because God blessed him greatly with many blessings. He began to think God blessed him because he was a righteous man. Romans 3:10: As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one. God had to set the record straight with Job by allowing Satan to destroy all his possessions. When Job learned the truth about his Self-Righteous attitude, God blessed him with twice as many possessions as he had before.
Let us all Give God the glory for all His greatness which is beyond our understanding.
Have a blessed day.