4.28.2011

3:16 THURSDAY::::week six

3:16 Thursdays is a series of blog posts focusing on the 3:16 passages throughout the Bible that have really stuck out to me in my studies from Genesis to Revelation.

Joel 3:16
(niv)
"The LORD will roar from Zion
and thunder from Jerusalem;
the earth and the heavens will tremble.
But the LORD will be a refuge for his people,
a stronghold for the people of Israel."


Is God mercy? Yes. Is God love? Yes. God is also our judge. He is just and righteous and He has promised to judge His people. He makes that announcement again and again in the Old Testament, warning His people through His prophets. The God of justice is also a God of mercy and hope. In the midst of His judgments, He also lets His people know that He is their refuge, and that is a promise that we can hold onto, today, in our present trouble. God loves us.

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