Isaiah Reveals Three Things About God: He Is Gracious, Compassionate, and Just

Isaiah Reveals Three Things About God: He Is Gracious, Compassionate, and Just

We Should Wait for God Because He Longs for Us

After Isaiah records the stinging words of God against his people, Isaiah adds a passage of comfort and reassurance. It starts with the word yet. He writes, “Yet the Lord longs . . .

Here are the three things that result from God’s longing for us.

God is Gracious

God longs to be gracious to his people, to us.

On a general level, gracious means to offer kindness and courtesy. On a spiritual level being gracious is to offer mercy. Our gracious God is merciful. When God offers us mercy, it means we don’t get the punishment we deserve for the bad things we have done. We get a reprieve.

God is Compassionate

Coupled with mercy is compassion. Compassion is to offer sympathy to those who struggle, be aware of their suffering, and take steps to alleviate it. Our compassionate God is sympathetic to our situation. He’s aware of it, and desires to free us.

God is Just

As a just God, he is fair and righteous (does the right thing). When others treat us badly or unfairly, we want to receive justice. We want God to do the right thing, rescuing us and punishing our enemies. As a just God, he will do this for us.

God Balances Justice with His Gracious Mercy

However, this is where it gets a bit tricky, because we don’t want God to exact justice on us. We don’t want to receive the just punishment we deserve. Fortunately, this is where his mercy comes in. Mercy means not receiving the sentence we have justly earned because of our wrong actions. We want mercy, not judgement.

God longs to offer us grace, compassion, and justice. All we need to do to receive these blessings is to wait for him. Click To Tweet

God longs to offer us grace, compassion, and justice. All we need to do to receive these blessings is to wait for him.

God longs to offer us grace, compassion, and justice. All we need to do to receive these blessings is to wait for him. If we’re patient, he’ll deliver.

[Read through the Bible with us this year. Today’s reading is Isaiah 28-31, and today’s post is on Isaiah 30:18.]

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2 Comments

  • PRABHAKARA RAO RAJARAPU Posted June 13, 2019 4:06 am

    AMEN

  • PRABHAKARA RAO RAJARAPU Posted June 13, 2019 4:07 am

    VERY NICE MASSAGE

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