Shade of the Moriah Tree

Loving-kindness of the Lord

THE TRANSCENDENT KINDNESS of God is an incommunicable attribute in that His benevolence sometimes descends on us in our disobedience. In our enmity towards God He was merciful to save us and we know that God blesses those who are obedient, but beyond the limits of our comprehension (which would seem contradictory to our finite understanding) God is merciful toward us, as His children, in our waywardness without contradicting Who He is; He never acts in a way that condones or promotes sin – for how can He when there is no shadow of turning existing in Him and no degree of darkness that dwells in Him? He is gracious and merciful in that He does not deal with us according to our sins or repay us according to our iniquities (Psalm 103:10).

I recall what one pastor stated, drawing from his early days as a newly converted believer, when…

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