“Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.The above verses in Which Micah described about God’s love and his Mercy on his people .
The Mercy and delight is the attributes of God.
The attributes of God are in fact himself. We speak of God’s attributes because some such view of God’s omniscience, omnipresence, holiness, justice, and mercy, is necessary to lead our poor finite mind to gather up from various things for a full view of his character. We speak therefore of the justice of God, Grace of God ,Love of God,and ,mercy of God, Glory of God of , are called attributes of the divine character.
Yes He is the God who is compassionate , merciful about his creation…He is The God who will not retain his anger ,but as it says ,he delighted in mercy.
God retains not his anger forever. You may have slipped, fallen, backslidden, and brought great guilt upon your conscience, and have a sense of the anger of God and his displeasure against you for your sad transgressions; but you are enabled to confess them, to forsake them, to mourn and sigh over them, and to seek for the manifest forgiveness of them. Now as this comes, there is more or less of a sweet sense that God retains not his anger forever, that his indignation is over passed.
That is why sent his Son for us ,that whoever believe in him shall be saved.
He has not created us to destroy or Abondand, but will be in multitude in his blessings and obedience.
But he does not, according to the Scripture declaration, take the same delight in manifesting justice as he takes in manifesting mercy. He does not rejoice over the destruction of a sinner as he rejoices over the salvation of the righteous. Yes it’s a true fact ,though he will be more happy when a sinner repent and comes back to him like a lost son for which Jesus given a parable in Luke 15:11-32.if you read verse 31- 32 what it says.
“ And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.”
Thats how our Almighty Father behave to a sinner , because he was lost but found and that is why God delighted when somebody returns back to him.
The one Greatest Attribute which I find that his Forgiveness,as the scriptures say he pardoneth our iniquities.
There lots of incidents in Bible where God forgave his children.
What God says in Isaiah 1:18, 25-26 “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.”
In 1 John 1:8-9 “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
This is what God has revealed of himself in his word, but it is only as mercy visits the troubled breast, and God displays his goodness and love in the revelation of his dear Son, that we can rise up into any sweet apprehension of what his mercy really is, and rejoice in it not only as suitable, but savings.
Ephesians 1:6-8 “ To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence.”
That is why when we rejoice and say to him.O Lord, I will praise you; though you were angry with me, your anger is turned away, and you comforted me.
And so God speaks about his promise in Isaiah 54:7-8 “For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.”
So what we say is there any other God like our God,who is a living God….He listens our prayers ,he cares,he gives hope when we are hopeless,he encourage us ,his love is beyond imagination for us our fleshly Father may have not loved us like the way he loves us.moreover he strengthen us to face the world ,what he says ,till the end of this world I am with you.