The requirements of love are not mercy alone. It also requires a tender heart and in the same breadth an accurate discernment. Judgement is born from these in a love that is selfless. In the same vein that man is not immune from the justice of God in his love. God is not immune from his own sense of mercy in his love either. It is a complex quandary that any person in a committed relationship of any length should realize. Whether with children or spouses, it might be right to be angry but it is not right to lose a tenderheart. Only God can solve something so dynamic. The solution is loss of one’s self through propitiatory sacrifice. Only a god could make such a choice and come back from it. Only a god would be willing. Only those who follow in his image choose to emulate it. We should be ever grateful that God, not only shows us the way back to right relationships, but takes the first steps for us and gives us a guide in the process. We must never forget how traumatic this was for him.
Published by Josh McGary
MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts