2. God Is Loving
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God has loved us from the beginning with an everlasting love. He created us and knows us.
God has real compassion for each one of us. He cares about what is going on in our lives.
He loves us with an unfathomable love. He is steadfast in his love for us.
The Bible says that God is love. The word “love” is translated from the Greek word agape. Agape is the exercise of one’s will for the good of another.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Because He loves us we are more than conquerors in life, no matter what comes our way. Nothing whatsoever will ever separate us from His love.
3. God Is Merciful
God’s mercies are endless and everlasting.
God’s mercy is based on His longsuffering and compassion. Many of His healings came after people cried out for mercy.
In the New Testament, one example is the story of the two men who were blind and they called out for help. Another example is the 10 lepers who were outcast and pleaded for mercy.
Mercy also means not giving someone the punishment he or she deserves. Because of God’s mercy, He saved us. Through His mercy, He provides a way of escape even though we deserve judgment and death (Titus 3:5-7).
When we take God’s acceptable way of escape through Jesus, He provides a safe haven. Because of God’s mercy, we escape the results of our sins.
Anyone can receive God’s mercy. “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).
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