May 30, 2020

Slow to Anger

Posted By Jessica Taylor

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In Exodus 34:6-7, God describes Himself this way to Moses:

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 God we have! He is the rule of graciousness and the measuring line of compassion. That’s our God. Slow to anger. Yes, He gets angry at times. He is angry when people turn their backs on Him, but He longs to forgive wickedness, rebellion and sin. Maintaining love to thousands, that is our God.

Throughout Scripture, we read stories of many people who did not deserve forgiveness and who did not deserve to live in relationship with God. Yet God stepped into their lives and forgave them. He took what had been wreckage and made something special out of it. No one deserves that love. All of us—all the Bible says, you, me, everyone that has ever lived—have sinned and come short of the glory of God. No one is righteous. But He is a compassionate, loving God who longs to live in relationship with us.

I pray that you have that relationship with God. And if you do, I pray that you will maintain it and grow in His love. He wants that love relationship to deepen. He wants it to be high and wide. He wants His love to go down deep into your life.

This will happen as you spend time with God. So continue to take time each day to focus only on Him and His love for you.

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“Your roots will grow down deep into God’s love and keep you strong” (Ephesians 3:17, NLT). Roots give a plant stability, and through its roots a plant gains nourishment. Think about what it means to have your roots deep in God’s love. Build your relationship with Him on the sure foundation of His love.