Monday, February 11, 2019

Mercy: An Attribute of God

 One of the most endearing passages in Scripture is Exodus 34:5-7:

“And the Lord descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord.  And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.”

This scene took place, when Moses asked God to reveal Himself to him. God knew that Moses could not bear to see His face, therefore, He revealed to Moses His character; and notice that the first adjective He uses to describe Himself is ‘merciful’.

Listen to this short YouTube, as it talks about the “Mercy of God”.  What on earth would we do without it?