Sunday, August 16, 2009

Ponderings

"For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God...For the Lord your God is a merciful God, He will not abandon you or forget the covenant with your forefathers, which He confirmed to them by oath." Deuteronomy 4:24, 31

"...(Moses) called God both "a consuming fire" and "a merciful God". How could both of these things be true?...When God's people turned against Him and His commands, His anger and judgment were fierce. But when His people recognized the errors of their ways, repented, and returned to God in sincerity and submission, His grace and forgiveness knew no limits."
Quote from 101 Most Powerful Verses in the Bible by Steve and Lois Rabey

ponder: to think or consider, especially quietly, soberly and deeply

6 comments:

Brenda said...

Thank you for sharing this...

Miss August said...

I am so glad that He is a merciful God. Yes, thank you for sharing this.

I haven't been trying to catch up on reading blogs that I follow today. Looks like you've been very busy!

Anonymous said...

I'm often confused by reading the Bible. There are quite a lot of things that seem to be conflicting until someone explains it to me. I think that is why non believers think that the Bible is just a book and not God's word. You can't just read the Bible you have to study everything associated with it. Like cultures and history of the time it was written, philosophy, and what theologians think.

I do love to read your ponderings. Thanks for sharing.

Rita

Miss August said...

I just saw my typo... it should read " I have been trying to catch up"

Stacy said...

ok - I have a random question - I do like what you have written - don't get me wrong - but I have a different questionb - so here goes - did you take the picture or find it online? I love looking at that picture - almost like I am there! :)

Fonda said...

Found it online.