Micah 7:18 –“Who is a God like You, Pardoning iniquity?”
God, the creator and ruler of the universe and mankind is a God of love – on the one hand, and a God of judgment on the other.
When God gets angry over the sin of man, Micah tells us, “He does not retain His anger forever because He delights in mercy.”
This same God loves mankind so much that he arranged to have a one-time sacrifice made to wipe out, not just cover over or atone for, our sins. This loving God said, “I am not willing that any should perish (be judged and sent to a place of torment and fire), but I want ALL mankind to be of the frame of mind that they come to me, repent from their sins, and believe that my Son, Jesus, died on the cross to pay for their sins.” 2 Peter 3:9
“If they choose to believe, and ask my Son to save them, they SHALL BE SAVED" - Romans 10:13. Then, this same God who delights in mercy and forgiveness, says that He will "cast all of our sins into the sea – to be remembered no more against us." Micah 7:19.
This same God of mercy, judgment and love then promises those who have received His Son as their Lord and Savior that He will give them two gifts: The first is that He sends His Holy Spirit to lead, guide and direct the paths of those who have received His Son. His Holy Spirit dwells within us, and is considered to be God’s down-payment toward the second promise and gift…which is that we will spend forever with Him in heaven.
Ephesians 1:13-14 –“Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession—to the praise of his glory.” - Micah was right on the money when he said,
“God…who is a God like you?”
John Tyler, Author
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