Five Characteristics Of God: Faithfulness, Goodness, Merciful, Gracious And Love

Psalm 103:8, The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
9He will not always accuse, nor will He harbor His anger forever; 10He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. 11For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him; 12as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.

In my blogs this week, I am sharing with you five biblical characteristics of God that can help you to know Him better. So far, we have seen that God is both faithful and good. The third characteristic is Mercy. God is MERCIFUL. Even in the English language, the word mercy is hard to define in a few words, so instead, I will share with you three verses that accurately explain the amazing mercy of God.

  •  Psalm 103:8, “The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love…
  • 11For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him.
  • 12as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.”

Now that is a God-sized mercy. Only this mercy can love us when we are unlovable and remove our sins from us. Just how far does He remove our sins? Let’s read it again, “as far as the east is from the west…” Now that is a lot of mercy.

Think about it…and have a blessed day!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D