For you personally, what is a) your most treasured and b) the most confusing of all of God’s attributes or characterisitics?
Someone recently said to me, “As I read through the Bible it just seems like God is so moody.”
READ Nahum 1:2-7.
READ Psalm 103:8-13
Glimpsing Justice and Mercy Together
READ Hosea 2:2-23 and answer the following questions. (Hint: the “she” in the verses refers in the immediate context to the people of Israel. In the overall Biblical context these verses point to every person's sin and God's response of judgment for continuing in sin or mercy for returning to Him.)
These questions are copied from the end of chapter 5 in the excellent book: God’s Big Picture by Vaughan Roberts.
Gripped by Justice and Mercy in Real Life
Discuss/Consider these application statements, and how they should move us to respond to God’s justice and mercy.