The attributes of God you can also have

Omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, infinity, self-existence (aseity) are some of the Non-Transferable Attributes of God. These attributes make Him be who He is, unique. This means He doesn’t share them with His creatures.

However, believe it or not, He lets human beings having some attributes He has; these are “Transferable Attributes”. This referes that He shares part of His essence with humans.

These God’s transferable attributes, have mostly to do with moral attributes. Here we can metion some of those amazing God’s attribute you can also have:

*Love

The Bible says that God is love (1 John 4:8). It is His the essence. The love He has is the the most real and pure one. He transferred it to humans so that we can show love one another while our journey on earth. He wants us to show love to everyone no matter what becuse the love He wants us to have is not based on emotions but on unconditional love.

*Goodness

The Bible says God is good. This statement implies the fact He is always doing things to help humans whether they deserve it or not (Matthew 5:44-45). The best example is the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ. God sent His one and only Son to earth to die for the sins of humanity to give them salvation (John 3:16) .

This transferable attribute of God implies living beyond a just state of feeling, it implies a lack of self-centeredness. In other words, it is the ability to empathize with other people, to feel compassion for them, and finding a way to help them.

*Mercy

This attribute has to do with the fact of forgiving or having compassion for someone who deserve a punishment for something he has done. The Bible talks about God’s mercy. It says that “The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.” (Psalm 103:8). He wants us to do the same. He wants us to show mercy by taking into account that He also forgive us for our sins and mistakes.

We can find an example of what God doesn’t want us to do in the parable of the servant who did not want to forgive (Matthew 18:23-35).

Sometimes for humans, showing mercy is not that easy. But ask the Lord to give you the strength you need to be a merciful person.

*Forgiveness

It implies not taking into account an offense or a bad action. In other words, it is not having record of wrongs people did to us that hurt our heart (Colossians 3:13).

If we repent from our sins sincerely, God forgives us (1 John 1:9). Just a our Heavenly Father, we have to forgive. In the Lord’s prayer, He gave us the example (Matthew 6:9-15).

We have to remember that although we can have these transferable attributes, they won’t be the same level of God’s.  However, we can develop them in different degrees as far as we spend more and more time with the One who gave them to us, God.

 

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