Who is a God like you?

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"Who is a God like you,
Pardoning iniquity
And passing over the transgression of the remnant of his heritage?

He does not retain his anger forever,
Because he delights in mercy.
He will again have compassion on us,
And will subdue our iniquities.

You will cast all our sins
Into the depths of the sea.
You will give truth to Jacob
And mercy to Abraham,
Which you have sworn to our fathers
From days of old." (Mic 7.18-20)

If our God were anything other than this, anything less than this, what hope would poor sinners like us have? Where else would we find peace and cleansing? To whom else would we turn?

But he delights to show mercy. His anger is only for a moment, and his favour is for life. His compassion is swift and sure. He tramples our iniquities under his feet. He heaves all our sins into the unfathomable ocean of Christ's blood. He holds fast to his word, to all those promises which are "Yes" and "Amen" in Christ Jesus.

If he were anything else or anything less, we would be lost. But he is and remains our incomparable God and Saviour, and we are safe now and forever.
Posted March 1, 2012 @ 2:09 PM by Jeremy Walker
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