Teshuvah – Day 36 (9/26/17)

Posted: September 26, 2017 in Teshuvah 40 Day Devotional

Day 6 of 10 Days of Awe

When Moses was up Mt Sinai for the 2nd set of 40 days, God introduced Himself and His character to Moses as He showed Moses His goodness. I am going to highlight the qualities of His character.

Exodus 34:6, And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord! the Lord! a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving-kindness and truth (7) Keeping mercy and loving-kindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but Who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children, to the third and fourth generation. (AMPC)

  • LORD – Jehovah, “The Existing One”
  • LORD GOD – El (God) Jehovah
  • MERCIFUL – Compassionate, full of compassion – rachuwm is only used of God
  • GRACIOUS – channuwn– merciful, benignant (kind and benevolent)
  • LONGSUFFERING – arek – slow to anger, patient
  • ABUNDANT – rab – much, many, great, more numerous than, abounding in
  • GOODNESS – checed – goodness, kindness, faithfulness; in a good sense zeal towards anyone
  • TRUTH – emeth – firmness, faithfulness, sureness, stability, reliableness
  • KEEPING – natsar – to guard, to watch over, preserve
  • MERCY – checed – goodness, kindness, faithfulness; in a good sense zeal towards
  • FORGIVING – nasa – to lift, bear up, carry away
  • INIQUITIES – avon – perversity, depravity, iniquity, guilt or punishment of iniquity
  • TRANSGRESSIONS – pasha – transgression, rebellion, punishment for transgression

The last part of the generational iniquity shows God’s abundant mercy. The iniquity only goes to the 3rd or 4th generation, but mercy goes to a 1000 generations.

God is so FULL and OVERFLOWING with MERCY!!!! James 2:13 in the Aramaic Bible in Plain English reads, “The judgment is without mercy against him who does not practice mercy, but with mercy, you have dominion over judgment.” Another version reads “mercy triumphs over judgment”.

Let’s cry out for mercy!!! For our nation, for all the nations. So many people are suffering and need the mercy of God. He wants to pour out His mercy.

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