“What if I told you…~”

20 Feb

Guess what? God is not about “justice” or “fairness”. God is about never-ending, unfathomable love, and inconceivable mercy. We don’t get what we deserve, which is to burn. He gives us more than we could ever ask for, there’s more grace than we could ever deserve.

We are traitors against the king, we should be put to death for treason. But our king is kind and merciful like none other, forgiving and full of grace. Here’s the definition of grace that I’ve always known: “Love that came first”.

It’s not about “fairness”, and we should be extremely glad it isn’t. It’s not about “an eye for an eye”. It’s about forgiveness, love, compassion, and mercy; about healing and comfort for the weak, weary, and sick. It’s all about grace. And thank goodness, because we get more than we could ever ask for.

So take the deal and run with it, it’s the most “unfair” deal in the whole universe! People who should die and burn getting sent to Heaven and being called sons and daughters of the most-high God? And yet, it’s the best deal — for you.

So don’t take his grace, his mercy, his forgiveness, and then go out and not forgive other people. Using Him as a model, we’re supposed to be as “unfair”, loving, and merciful as He is. We should be kind to the people who wrong us, not constantly demanding “justice” and retribution for a bad or wrong action.

Correction: God is not about Love, He IS Love.
All other aspects to him, his Holiness, Justice, Wrath, Kindness, etc. springs out from the fact that God is Love.
Who else can say that their Father, Creator, King, and God is the perfect embodiment of goodness: Love?
I will be boastful of my faith in Him, proud of his awesomeness, strength, never-changeableness, perfection, and goodness.
I believe that this (from another person’s blog post) is what He is:
The justice and holiness of God are very real and wonderful facets of His nature. He is holy and just. But instead of being mutually exclusive traits of God, God’s holiness and justice are always in submission to the greatest reality and facet of God; His love. Every aspect of His nature, such as His holiness and justice, flow from the greater reality that He is good. When our view of God is firstly shaped by His holiness and justice rather than His goodness and love, we begin to sketch a misshapen picture of the Father in our heart. Yet in stark contrast, when we remember that God’s holiness, justice, anything else about Him, are natural products of His love, then we cannot distort His character to match our understanding of certain parts of His character, as in the case of His holiness and justice.

God is love.


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