While the Incommunicable Attributes are those that God does not share with us, Communicable Attributes are those that describe the attributes that God shares with those created in his image, in some way. Ephesians 5.1 says, “Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children.” There is some sense that because God created humans in his image, we share many of his characteristics, at least to a certain extent.
While God is infinitely wise and always chooses the best means to accomplish his goals, we also have wisdom. While we may not know every reason why he chooses to do what he does, we can also truss that he knows best and also use the wisdom that we possess to decide what action to take.
As First John states, God is love and he displayed this attribute in that while we were still sinners Jesus Christ died for us. It was his love for us that continued his steadfastness in going to the cross and dying a criminals death to atone for the sins of the world.
God does exactly what is right and his character is the standard of what is just. God’s attribute of righteousness found within the bible shows us the standard of what the ultimate form of justice looks like. Because we know that God is just we can have peace about what happens here in this life, knowing that ultimately all things will be made right in the end. Colossians 3.25 states, “For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.”
What are some other characteristics that you can think of that we possess because of being made in God’s image?