The God of grace and mercy

Nehemiah 9:1-37; Revelation 19:1-21; Psalm 148:7-14
In the history of Israel, we read a great deal about the history of human sin. First and foremost, however, it is the story of God’s grace and mercy. Israel’s sin is there in the forefront: “We are slaves today … Because of our sins … We are in great distress” (Nehemiah 9:36-37). Even more significant is the God of grace and mercy: “But in Your great mercy You did not put an end to them or abandon them, for You are a gracious and a merciful God” (Nehemiah 9:31). The God of grace and mercy is “King of kings and Lord of lords” (Revelation 19:16). He reigns in grace and mercy. This is not to suggest that there is no judgment. There will be judgment. People from all walks of life come under the divine judgment (Revelation 19:18). There is, however, a way of escaping judgment. It is the way of coming to the Saviour: “Come, gather together for the great supper of God” (Revelation 19:17). When the redeemed of the Lord are gathered together for the great supper of God, it will be perfectly clear that “His Name alone is exalted: His splendour is above the earth and the heavens” (Psalm 148:13).
From my One Year Bible

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