The Nature and Attributes of God Glossary


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Thoughtful

(DIVINE WILL)

Definitions: (1) the original absolute thought of the Universal Father; (2) the personal thoughts of God; (3) the final will

Comment: All Divine thoughts, being perfect, are instantly (in infinity) or eventually (during the finite) manifest. He is the originator of purpose and his actions are full of reason.

 

(DIVINE MIND)

Definitions: (1) full of thought; mindful; (2) actions resulting from thought, i.e. decisiveness and creativity; (3) the opener of eyes; intelligible; (4) able to keep track of all thought; reflective; (5) characterized by careful thought; deliberative and deliberate; (6) the conceiver of new ideas; imaginative; (7) the ability to turn ideals into ideas and ideals into ideas; (8) able to fit different thoughts together; elastic; supple

Comment: Our mind is hard wired with the ability to know right from wrong and fact from fiction. But it/we can also evaluate the future based on the experiences of the past. We can look before we leap. We can determine the value of something and then decide to pursue it. We can evaluate good, better, and best.

 

(DIVINE COURTESY)

Definitions: (1) the inventor of respect; considerate; courteous; (2) heedful; careful; (3) concerned for the well-being of His sons and daughters; attentive; (4) willing to do everything to fulfill the needs of His family

Comment: The thoughts of God are so magnificent and so immense as to be beyond our ability to grasp completely. But he kindly makes it possible for us to comprehend his will in finite pieces.

 

(DIVINE WORTH)

Definitions: (1) worthy of being thought about with intense interest; engrossing; (2) worthy of active study; theology; (3) worthy of being meditated upon; worthy of devoted reflection; (4) worthy of being aware of and being pondered; (5) worthy of being contemplated; (6) worthy of being a beacon of hope and longing

Admonition: We learn humility in many ways, but one of the most profitable is thoughtful contemplation of the Divine.

Transcendant

Definitions: (1) beyond the bounds of the finite; supermortal; (2) superior to the material universe; multidimensional; (3) existing objectively to any human conception; eventuated reality; (4) spiritual reality; actualized reality; (5) excellence surpassing practical understanding; supereminent; (6) beyond the human realm; ethereal

Comment: God can help us in transcending our current finite state, but we have to choose to be more than we are. This is done by embracing those positive values inherent in, but not limited to, the finite.

Trustworthy

Definitions: (1) the dependable custodian of reality; (2) the assurance of tranquility; reliable; (3) the one who puts minds at ease; certainty; (4) the one who makes failure impossible; (5) the one who shelters souls; security; (6) the one who frees us from anxiety and doubt; safety; (7) worthy to be given confidence; (8) forthright in dealing with His children; matter-of-fact; straightforward; (9) receptive to prayers

Comment: A relationship based upon personal devotion (having the best interest of the other in mind) with a human partner or The Divine Parent can only be had if it is founded on trust. His trustworthiness is undeniable.

Truth

Definitions: (1) in accord with reality; (2) the ideal of fundamental reality; (3) imparting true meaning; forthright; (4) reliably certain; accurate; (5) dependably exact; precise; (6) the source of veracity; genuine; (7) sincere; upright; (8) reflecting the essential character of the teacher; (9) definitively logical; honest

Saying: The truth shall set you free. Facts are uniform and static. Truth is flexible and living. Seek the truth and you will be rewarded with continual progress.