The Qualitative Depth of God.

Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, thou preservest man and beast.
How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
– Psalms 36

The God we know is omnipotent, and omnipresent; He is eternal and unchanging. Such are His divine qualities that He is deserving of our trembling fear and respect, He could by one word destroy us all without giving us a chance at resistance or escape.

Are such qualities deserving of worship? It is, if you love and treasure powers above all things.

Yet God is more than just might and ability – He is good (Psalms 136:1). He is merciful and righteous; His judgments are deep and His love is great as to preserve man and beast, and is good to “the just and the unjust” (Matthew 5:45-46).

But what are we in comparison to Him? We are the very opposite of Him (Genesis 8:21). Because He is good, and we are not, what should a good God do with us but obliged to send us to the very depths of Hell (Matthew 5:20, Exodus 34:6-7, 1 Corinthians 6:10-11, & James 2:10).

However, His love for us is such that He sent His son to die on the cross for us. His justice demands payment and His son paid it on our behalf (Hebrews 10:10). He became sin (2 Corinthians 5:21, Isaiah 53:5-6, 10) so that we can take unto ourselves His righteousness (Hebrews 10:16-17).

He is truly the fountain of life which Jesus said:

37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
– John 7

We worship Him because He is good, and we love Him because He first loved us (1 John 4:19).

Published by a.israelthomas

A Protestant Christian whose mission is to defend the Gospel, the fundamentals of the Faith, and to reach the lost for their salvation. The Icon that I'm using conveys multiple purposes of a Christian believer. The sword represents our mission to evangelize; not through force of arms, but through the truth of the word of God (Psalm 19:7-9). The shield represents our obligation to defend the truths of the scriptures and the confessions of the faith (1 Peter 3:15). Lastly, the wings represents the grace, love, gentleness, and care we must show and give to each other as brothers and sisters in the Lord, and everyone else around us - to the righteous and to the unrighteous - as God has loved us (Ephesians 2:2-3 & 1 John 4:19). IMAGE SOURCE: Sword Shield

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