A God of Love

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Many just think of God as a vengeful Judge eager to punish or deny pleasures. Micah helps us realize that He is our Judge. But His focus is on forgiveness and mercy.

The Bible tells us that God is holy. This means we need to approach Him with reverence. To seek to be holy ourselves (Leviticus 11:44).

But He also encourages us to have a personal relationship with Him. As we know Him, we realize that He wants the best for us. That being pure in heart is the way to “see God” (Matthew 5:8). He wants us to be shielded from the corruption in the world. To pray that He would “create in me a pure heart” (Psalm 51:10).

In amazement Micah asked, “Who is a God like you?” He knows every sin but really desires to pardon and forgive us. He may be angry for a time, but “He does not “stay angry forever.” He has compassion for those who sin against Him.

Even more, He takes action to cleanse us, even treading “our sins under foot” and casting our sins “into the depths of the sea.” We see how much God loves us when we realize that He sent Jesus to die for our sins. To provide salvation for all who believe.

This is the God we serve. A Judge, but so much more! A God who cares about us, and loves us with an unchanging love. Truly He is worthy of all honor, glory, and praise.