“God Is”

NAS Exodus 34:5 The Lord descended in the cloud and stood there with him as he called upon the name of the Lord. 6 Then the Lord passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth; 7 who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations.”

CEV “I am the Lord God, I am merciful and very patient with my people. I show great love and I can be trusted. I keep my promises to my people forever” 
“The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in covenant love and faithfulness…” 

  1. God is…MERCIFUL.

This word also means “compassionate.”  

Heb 2:17 Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

  1. God is…GRACIOUS.

Isa 30:18 Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.

  1. God is…SLOW TO ANGER.

Forgiveness does not mean instant perfection.  We are a “work in progress.” 

  1. God is…COVENANT LOVE.

this word describes marriage.  Marriage is covenant love.  

God’s love is covenant love.  It is eternal 

  1. God is…FAITHFUL.

He will also be your “keeper”

Ps 121:5-8 The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun will not smite you by day, Nor the moon by night. The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever.