Exodus 34:6-7New Living Translation (NLT)
6 The Lord passed in front of Moses, calling out,
“Yahweh! The Lord!
The God of compassion and mercy!
I am slow to anger
and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.
7 I lavish unfailing love to a thousand generations.
I forgive iniquity, rebellion, and sin.
But I do not excuse the guilty.
I lay the sins of the parents upon their children and grandchildren;
the entire family is affected—
even children in the third and fourth generations.”
Many people think God of the old testament is a God of wrath,only to be feared. These words from God reveled to Moses the very heart and essence of God”s nature. What do we learn from these assurances to Moses? God is merciful,gracious,loving,forgiving. Don’t accept anyones argument that the God of the old testament is merely vengeful. Instead, remember that “God is slow to anger,” and his love cannot be diminished.
Much Love Tom