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Jun 07
Friday

Ambassador Training International

Training comes in many forms. I salute Pastor Mic Wolfe who Faithfully visits men in prison and teaches his life changing lessons from the word of God.

Calvary Chapel Lancaster, PA - Psalms 40-42 - Bible Study from calvarychapeloflancasterpa on GodTube.

Line Upon Line Teaching

Pastor Jim Friedman is teaching a verse by verse study through the Bible. Visit His web site for audio and video teaching and DVD's. www.calvarychapeloflancaster.org. Posted and copyright owned by Calvary Chapel of Lancaster, PA

Rev. David Hain - Addict To Disciple

David has been meeting in prisons in the USA since 2006 and in South Africa since 2008. Typical groups are once a week for two hours and are part of the spiritual care/chaplain’s program.Addict To Disciple has changed people lives across the world

Verse of the Day

“so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” -Ephesians 3:17-19 listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica

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A Gracious God


In Exodus 34, God is described in great detail.  His motivating and unchanging attributes are highlighted and His character is declared.

 

This description is so spot on it became the common language used when talking about God.  Ten times in the Old Testament portions of this depiction are rehearsed to share the wonders of God.


Here is the original account found in Exodus 34:6-7. 

 

“The Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.”

 

What a great picture of God…yet what is most intriguing to me is the author.


Do you know who described God of creation this way? 


Interestingly enough He did.  In an exchange with Moses on Mount Sanai, God declared that He is gracious and compassionate. That He is slow to anger and abounding in love.  That He maintains love to thousands and forgives trespasses. 

 

Amazing.  God, who does not lie and can not change His mind…when choosing to describe Himself chooses language that talks about His tenderness, His compassion, and His mercy towards imperfect people.

 

I reread this scripture often because it is who God is and how He wants to be known. His character (compassion, grace, love, faithfulness, forgiving) dictates His dealings with mankind and emphasizes how He has dealt with, continues to deal with, and will deal with me in the future. 

 

Because I know His nature, I can rest in Him.  Because I know His character, I find confidence in knowing that He is on my side.  And, because I know that He will be true to the description He chose of Himself, I can trust Him.  I can rely on Him. And, even when I am going through a tough time, I can cling to Him.  


He truly is a gracious, compassionate God slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.  He maintains love to me and those around me.  And, He forgives wickedness, rebellion, and sin. 

 

That is the God that I love and because of that, it is a joy to serve Him.