Tag Archives: Wrath

Steering Toward Eternity

We should bend our knee to the Almighty, yet often we judge God: we only want God’s intervention and control in situations which are not going our ways. In his wisdom, though, God selectively intervenes with both wrath and grace … Continue reading

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Balancing Justice and Mercy

Much to our dismay, God will often not judge those we would judge, choosing mercy.  He also holds high standards in cases where we probably wish he was more lenient.  The heavenly balance of justice stretches our minds and challenges … Continue reading

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Oh Mercy

Mercy is one of God’s key tools in fashioning his people.  We are imperfect followers of the perfect king and God shows mercy when we would consider it undeserved.  We should soak it in and pass it on, even when … Continue reading

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Consuming Fire

God is the ultimate, all-powerful, creator, all-consuming power.   Even though he is a consuming fire, God is equally gracious and compassionate. We simply like his grace better, and we judge God when he judges, and sometimes we blame him when … Continue reading

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Blaming God for Sowing and Reaping

We don’t like the idea of reaping what we sow, do we?  We prefer to interact with a very nice, old, grandpa kind of God who sits us on his knee and gives us coins.  We love grace and mercy … Continue reading

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Jesus: Grace Upon Grace

Abundant and ongoing grace is lavished upon us from the fullness of Jesus as he brings the Father’s love into the world.  No one has seen the Father, and yet Jesus is the very image and essence of Father God … Continue reading

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Mercy in Justice

In many situations, we cry out for justice toward those who harm others and do wicked things.  Terrorists, criminals, and abusers ought to be punished for their wickedness.  Today Abraham advocates for the innocents who might get caught up in … Continue reading

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