Psalms 89:8, “Who is like you, Lord God Almighty? You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.”
God is the greatest of all conceivable beings- the uncaused cause who is timeless, spaceless, and immaterial. He is one being with a spiritual substance that dwells in unapproachable light in another dimension called heaven. He is the Creator and Sustainer of all things and all knowledge and understanding come from Him. He is primarily known by the revelations He has given His prophets complied in the Bible.
Therefore, I recommend starting to read the Bible in the New Testament book of John to discover who God is. After reading this book and others in the New Testament (NT) like Romans, Ephesians, Hebrews, and 1 John it is good to go back and read the Old Testament (OT). Start with such books as Psalms and Proverbs, and then move into the Torah (the first five books of the Old Testament which are Genesis-Deuteronomy) and then the major Prophets (like Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel). After that you should have a good understanding of who God is and can “jump around” however you like.
Most theologians (those who study God) summarize knowing God in two ways. First, by knowing Jesus as one’s personal Lord and Savior and second, by studying His attributes. In the book of John Jesus stated that He was the only way to the Father and everyone who wanted to come to God had to first come to Him, John 14:6. Paul, author of thirteen books in the NT, also wrote in 1 Timothy 1:5, “For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.” Therefore, the best way to know God is to have a personal relationship with Jesus.
The second way to know God is to study His attributes in the Bible. Here is a short list and explanation of God’s main attributes (or qualities), (a) God is Tri-Personal or a Tri-Unity (Trinity): God is three divine persons in one being- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Matthew 28:19; (2) God is All Powerful: He possess all power and energy in the natural and spiritual world, Job 42:2.
(3) God is All-Knowing: God knows everything at all times, 1 John 3:20; (4) God is All-Present: God fills all space, time, and dimensions, Jeremiah 23:24; (5) God is All-Good: Everything God does is good, Mark 10:18; (6) God is All-Loving: God is the source of all love, 1 John 4:8; and lastly, (7) God is Holy: God is moral perfection and no one can compare to Him, Isaiah 6:3.
Therefore, I would first strongly encourage all God-seekers to come to Jesus and be born again. Then, second, make time reading the Bible everyday to get a glimpse of the awesomeness of God’s characteristics!
- Come to Jesus and be born again if you haven’t already, John 3:3.
- Read the Bible daily and write in a journal anytime you learn something new about God’s character.
- Pray everyday to God in Jesus’ name to personally grow deeper in your knowledge of Him.