BUT YOU ARE GOD

2019 – TUESDAY 20 AUGUST

BUT YOU ARE GOD

Nehemiah 9:17
But You are God,
Ready to pardon,
Gracious and merciful,
Slow to anger,
Abundant in kindness,
And did not forsake them.

This passage is set in the midst of Israel rebelling against the ways of God.
What a wonderful revelation of the heart of our God toward us.

READY TO PARDON
God has eternally forgiven us of our sins.
However He stands ready to pardon us when we come to Him in repentance.
No repentance – no pardon – even though forgiveness has been provided.

GRACIOUS AND MERCIFUL
God’s dealings with us are always carried by the twins of mercy and grace.
Mercy provides forgiveness and cleansing.
Grace provides fullness and power.

SLOW TO ANGER
It takes a lot to stir up the anger of God.
However, He is just – and will not allow injustice and rebellion to continue forever.
God’s anger is also stirred when we replace Him with false gods.

ABUNDANT IN KINDNESS
His loving kindness knows no bounds. Even when God deals with us – He does so for our good. Kindness is not turning a blind eye to wickedness – it is dealing tenderly with the sinner to bring them to repentance.

NEVER FORSAKING
The greatest truth of all – is that He will never leave us nor forsake us.
He is always with us – even in the depths of our failure.

Isaiah 55:6
Seek the Lord while He may be found,
Call upon Him while He is near.

HE IS WAITING FOR YOU TO CALL UPON HIM

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