Make it Known
Sing to the Lord, all you godly ones!
Praise his holy name.
For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime!
My husband has been teaching through the Book of Revelation on Wednesday nights, and going through chapter 15 last night, he reminded us that right before the bowls of wrath are poured out we have this great reminder of God’s character as sung by the “victorious” Believers...
Great and marvelous are your works, O Lord God, the Almighty. Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations. Who will not fear you, Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous deeds have been revealed. (Revelation 15:3-4)
People with a view of an angry God are mistaken. His wrath is certain but also measured, short, and once. However, his mercy and love have been going on for thousands of years. Let’s wrap our brains around that! We don’t need to explain God’s coming wrath for him, like it’s a flaw in his character. Rather, we should be making his merciful character known to everyone in the meantime.
The Lord is compassionate and merciful,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
He will not constantly accuse us,
nor remain angry forever.
He does not punish us for all our sins;
he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.
For his unfailing love toward those who fear him
is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.
Thank you for your kindness and mercy that has drawn me to you. Thank you for making it available to everyone right now. I pray for my unbelieving friends and family who seem indifferent or mistaken about your character at this time. May their hearts be tugging at them right now even as I pray for them. I am so grateful for your character; help me make it known in Jesus name, amen.