"Since our intellectual knolwedge of God is so small and obscure, we can sometimes gain considerable advantage in our struggle to understand what God is like by the simple expedient of thinking what He is not like" (55).
He cites some Scriptural examples, like
- He will not grow tired or weary (Isa 40:28). --He is omnipotent.
- I the LORD do not change (Mal 3:6). --He is immutable.
- God, who does not lie (Titus 1:2) --He is wholly righteous.
- For nothing is impossible with God (Lk 1:37). --His omnipotence again
- ...there is no wickedness in him (Ps 92:15). --His holiness
God doesn't have a bad day. He doesn't wake up on the wrong side of the bed and take it out on us. --God's goodness to us
God isn't unaware of what's going on in our lives. He's not so engrossed in something else going on or something (or someone) more important that our problems and concerns aren't at the forefront of his mind. --God's compassion and omniscience
God is never caught by surprise with world events or with circumstances in my life. God never wrings his hands with anxiety, "Oh, what I am going to do? How can I fix this mess?" --God's omniscience, wisdom, omnipotence
God isn't going to surprise us some day in Heaven with the announcement, "You know what? I changed my mind. Everybody to Hell." --God's love and faithfulness