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Definitions: (1) relative to no other; all others dependent on Him; (2) free from and above any extraneous influence; self-sufficient(3) independent in and of Himself; (4) unconditioned by any standards, causes, or outside circumstances; (5) not limited or restricted by any other force or control; (6) pure; perfect(7) the embodiment of ideal love(8) complete; whole(9) the ultimate actual and potential reality; (10) unqualified; fundamental; (11) the supreme authority; superultimate; (12) infinitely beyond any other thing or being; unsurpassed

Reflection: It is appropriate for Absolute to be the first in the alphabetical list of God’s qualities. It can and should be used as a modifier for all other qualities: absolute love, absolute perfection, absolute generosity, etc. Since God is absolute, all of his qualities are absolute. This means no quality can have any more value than any other. absolute justice has exactly the same value as absolute mercy. No matter how difficult we may think a choice is, to God it is easy. It is beyond us to understand his absolute nature, but he has no difficulty melding and perfectly coordinating anything with any and all other things — no matter if they are material things, mental meanings, spiritual values, or persons.

Consideration: We may think we know what the word Absolute means, but every time we contemplate it in depth, we find ourselves looking to the only Person who actually is absolute and the meaning expands. Therefore, we grow every time we think of God’s absolute nature and attributes.

Comment: Although God himself is absolute, he has designed a system of downsteps from the infinite to the finite. There is a vast family of caring individuals from God the Son and God the Spirit on down to the lowliest cherubim. He and the cooperating member of his family work for everyone’s welfare throughout every stage of existence. He is not separate from his creation. He permeates all levels. InfiniteEternal