If we are not partaking of God’s mercy, we can stand to hear of nothing else

When we can only stand talk about God’s love, mercy, and benevolence that should tell us something. It should tell us that we are not partaking of God’s love, mercy, and benevolence to even a shadow of the degree which he would willingly pour out upon us.

It is when we are still listening to the adversary that we are afraid of talk of justice and can only hear the word mercy. It is the spirit of the enemy that shakes at talk of anger or wrath, and can only endure talk about love and forgiveness.

As Christ put it:

John 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Here, it is simple. If a bride receives kisses and flowers from her husband and he cares for her as Christ loves the church, then what fear does she have toward talk of his justice. What fear has she of his wrath toward adultery while she enjoys the bounty of his kindness day to day. In fact, she may even recognize a measure of safety and surety in knowing that to play the harlot would bring his certain wrath. She is not afraid of that truth. It is the protection of their mutual joy in each other.

If we are enjoying God’s generosity, his love, his tenderness, if we are feasting on the fruits of his joy then, just as Christ said, we are not afraid of any truth about our God.

 

 

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