If your child were under attack, what would you do? That (imperfect) surge of protection that you feel comes close to the biblical definition of (perfect) jealousy in God. It’s about his protection over you.
It is an unpleasant topic until we understand it. Then it makes sense. God wrath is judicial. Think of an old English judge who wears a white wig.
This is one of God’s moral attributes or perfections, and it is communicable to us because we are made in the image of God and because he graces us with the capacity to do them, though imperfectly. We’re humans, after all.
This word is scary for some and delightful for others. Where do you stand?
We can see peace in the larger society and inner peace for each individual. We must receive it by faith in Christ.
Without it, we would be doomed because we would get what we deserved—quickly.
Gracious literally means “full of grace.” God cannot stop being gracious and showing us favor. It is in his very nature and being.
“God is love” (1 John 4:6, 16). But what does that mean? What does it look like?
He takes pity on you to deliver you or set you free. Only Jesus demonstrated the verb “to show compassion.”
He is good all the time and can never stop being good. It is in his very being. No matter your circumstances, he is still good. In Scripture, goodness is both moral and material—good things.