"The LORD is merciful and gracious; slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love." - Ps 103:8 While all of God's attributes should evoke a sense of awe, humility, and wonder, reflecting on God's graciousness provides something much more personal for the believer. If God is all His other attributes but is not gracious toward us, we are left in a great state of fear and al...Keep Reading
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"Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?"Genesis 18:25 The justice of God consists in the fact that God will give to each person what they merit, either punishment or reward. He treats every person fairly by giving them what they deserve.When God entered into a covenant with Adam, he gave Adam the ability to obey the requirement of perfect obedience in order...Keep Reading
Our limited, sinful humanity misuses anger. We exercise anger as an excuse for revenge or unjustified hatred. We let anger drive us to sinful acts. The recent riots are an example of the fruit of human anger. Uncontrolled rage resulted in massive criminal behavior for a cause. We speak of "crimes of passion" or "blowing up" or "losing it," leading us to conclude that anger...Keep Reading
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end" (Lam 3:22). This verse in Lamentations 3 draws our attention back to the prophet Jeremiah's lament over the city of Jerusalem during its destruction by Babylon. What sorrowful lament indeed to see the city of God's people decimated and deserted in judgment. Most of us have not had to witness a...Keep Reading
John 1:14: Andthe Wordbecame flesh anddwelt among us,and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Sonfrom the Father, full ofgrace andtruth.18No one has ever seen God;the only God,who is at the Father's side,he has made him known. As humans, we measure our success by accomplishments: trophies, medals, records, degrees, awards, citations, net worth, number of followers...Keep Reading
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.1 The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all.2 Whatever the LORD pleases, He does, in heaven and on earth, in the sea and all deeps.3 For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authoritiesall things w...Keep Reading
"God is love" (1 John 4:8, 16). This is the best-known of all of God's attributes, and arguably the most misunderstood. Too many people think that God's love is a "one size fits all" matter; that God loves everyone equally. God's love, however, is nuanced, and as we look more and more into it we can better grasp its depths. "The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over ...Keep Reading
God Is Good.We learn this truth from Scripture passages such as: Psalm 34:8, "Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!" and Psalm 136:1, "Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever." The problem is that we use the word "good" to describe a number of things, and so when we think about it as on...Keep Reading
The Lord is slow to anger and great in power,And the Lord will by no means clear the guilt.His way is in the whirlwind and storm,And the clouds are the dust of his feet. (Nahum 1:3) God is patient and that is a wonderful truth for all creatures who dwell on earth. When we say that God is patient we mean that God forebears, delays, and tempers the punishment all sinners de...Keep Reading
In 701 BC, the Kingdom of Judah was facing a crisis. Sennacherib, the king of Assyria, was invading Judah. He had conquered other kingdoms, most recently the Northern Kingdom of Israel, and he and his forces seemed to be invincible. People were frightened. Some were suggesting that Judah make an alliance with Egypt. King Hezekiah took measures. He stopped the water that f...Keep Reading