In the face of God's wrath, we lament over the evil we have done.
- Be honest: Do you struggle with a God who is righteously opposed (angry) with all sin and who will judge all sin?
- Why do you struggle with that attribute of God?
- Would you truly prefer a God who will not actually deal with injustice, violence, murder, and all other forms of mistreatment and evil?
- Do you struggle to believe that God's Word is powerful enough to change anyone? You?
- Does it bother you that God pours out His mercy on Nineveh? (By the way, Nineveh was one of the most cruel and violent cultures at this time in history.)
- How are you or how should you partner with God more intentionally to be an agent of His mercy through His word?
- Is there someone that God is burdening you to share the gospel with at this time?
- How can you put God on the agenda of that relationship?
- Will you start praying for that person (or those people)--and ask God to give you an opportunity to share?
Depth of Mercy
Depth of mercy! can there be
Mercy still reserve for me?
Can my God His wrath forbear,
Me, the chief of sinners, spare?
I have long withstood His grace,
Long provoked Him to His face,
Would not hearken to His calls,
Grieved Him by a thousand falls.
Lord, incline me to repent;
Let me now my sins lament;
Now my foul revolt deplore,
Weep, believe, and sin no more.
Still for me the Savior stands,
Holding forth His wounded hands;
God is love! I know, I feel,
Jesus weeps and loves me still.