God's true character
The truth is that God is the most winsome of all beings and his service one of unspeakable pleasure. He is all love and those who trust him need never know anything but that love.
He will not condone sin, but through the blood of his everlasting covenant he is able to act toward us exactly as if we had never sinned.
For the trusting sons of men his mercy will always triumph over justice. The fellowship of God is delightful. He communes with his redeemed ones in an easy uninhibited fellowship that is restful and healing to the soul. He is not over sensitive or selfish or temperamental. He is easy to please and loves us unconditionally. He expects of us only what he himself has first supplied.
He is quick to overlook imperfections. He loves us for ourselves and values our love more than galaxies of new created worlds.
How good it would be if we could learn that God is easy to live with; he remembers our frame and knows that we are dust.
He may sometimes chasten us, it is true, but even this he does with a smile, the proud tender smile of a father who is bursting with pleasure over an imperfect but promising son, who is coming every day to look more and more like the one whose child he is.
I believe that it takes years of being exposed to the truth about God's character until our minds are fully released from the erroneous concepts of God.
He sees us as worthwhile of his devoted, specific attention on a daily basis.
When we have a revelation of this truth, we can come boldly to the throne room of grace to find in abundance the grace that we need.
From: Living In The Grace Of God - Rob Rufus - Publisher: Zondervan Bible Publishers 1997
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