Sunday, August 16, 2015

Who Is God?

Exodus 34:6-7
The Lord passed in front of Moses, calling out,
"Yahweh! The LORD!
The God of compassion and mercy!
I am slow to anger
and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.
I lavish unfailing love to a thousand generations.
I forgive iniquity, rebellions and sin.
But I do not excuse the guilty.
I lay the sins of the parents upon their children and grandchildren;
the entire family is affected -
even children in the third and fourth generations."

In Exodus 33:13 Moses asked You, Lord, to let him know your ways. You gave him a description of who you are and your character. You are the God of compassion and mercy. You are slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. You do forgive iniquity, rebellion and sin. Yet you do not excuse the guilty. They still must suffer the consequences of their sin. It doesn't just affect them, but also their entire family for generations.

Thank you, Lord, for this snapshot of who you are. I'm so thankful that you are not only a loving God, but you are also a Holy God. You demand holiness from your kids not because you are a tyrant, but because you know it's best for us and will bring us eternal life. Jesus, it's only by your blood that we are made holy. It's only with the help of the Holy Spirit that we are able to live a life that pleases God. I praise your holy name! In Jesus' name, amen.

Salvation Not By Works
Titus 3:5
He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
Titus 3:5
Salvation Not By Works

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