Wednesday, December 19, 2007
A God Merciful and Gracious
It's again been a while since I shared my scripture memory, but it's such a lovely verse to read and remember.

Moses records this proclamation of God just after the Israelites have made their golden calf (Exodus 32). Moses had chastised the people and pleaded for mercy for them from the Lord. Despite their rebellion, God forgave the Israelites and gave this wonderful promise to his people.

The Lord is completely just in his actions towards his created people (Numbers 14:18) and is jealous for our undivided love and devotion (Exodus 20:5). He will show mercy to those who have turned away from him (Nehemiah 9:17) but now turned back (2 Chronicles 30:9, 1 Samuel 7:3). Despite our rebellion, he shows his grace in drawing us back (Daniel 9:9).

This declaration of God's is repeated so many times, underlining its importance to us, his people, to remember this great truth and promise to us (Numbers 14:18, Nehemiah 9:17, Psalm 86:15, Psalm 103:8, Psalm 145:8, Joel 2:13, Jonah 4:2).

The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,
Exodus 34:6

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At 20 December, 2007 22:33, Blogger satire and theology said...

Despite our rebellion, he shows his grace in drawing us back (Daniel 9:9).

Good points, Keziah. Since God shows us grace and mercy, we need to demonstrate these to others as well. This is not always easy, but something to ask God to assist us with.

 

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