Catechism Insight – Doctrinal Standard WSC #4 (2 of 3)

Doctrinal Standard WSC #4

Q. What is God?

A. God is a spirit, whose being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth are infinite, eternal, and unchangeable.

Scripture Memory

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9, ESV)

Study Passage: Psalm 139

Support Passages: Psalm 90:1-6; I Kings 8:27; Job 11:7-9; Romans 11:33-36; Psalm 147:4-5

Bible Story: Exodus 3:1-15


The name God uses to describe himself is “I am who I am.” This name communicates that He always has and always will be present. The Expositor’s commentary explains it as, “I am truly He who exists and who will be dynamically present then and there in the situation to which I am sending you.” Moses had the confidence that God would not leave Him. The Holy Spirit is evidence in our own lives that God will never leave us because of what Christ did on the cross for our sins.

God is omnipresent and contains complete wisdom and knowledge of all that is created. We have the comfort that the God who dwells in us will guide us and help form us into the image of His Son Christ Jesus.

Discussion Questions

  • Psalms 139 says that God knows everything about us so why do we think we can hide sins from God?
  • How does the fact that you can never escape God’s presence make you feel?
  • How does creation display the power of God?
  • How does creation display God’s wisdom?
  • According to Psalms 139 why is human life so sacred?
  • What did God mean when He told him His name was “I am who I am”?
  • How does this name speak to God infinite, eternal, and unchangeable attributes?
  • Why is there comfort in the fact that God is unchangeable?
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