GOD'S JUSTICE, HOLINESS, AND RIGHTEOUSNESS
WHAT two basic characteristics are part of God's nature?
"The Lord is righteous in all His ways and holy in all His works." Psalms 145:17. Does Christ possess these same attributes? "By His knowledge shall My righteous servant [Christ] justify many." Isaiah 53:11. "Neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption." Acts 2:27.
In what language is the justice of God described?
"He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are judg- ment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He." Deuteronomy 32:4.
HIS STRENGTH, WISDOM, AND FAITHFULNESS
What is said of the strength and wisdom of God?
"Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: He is mighty in strength and wisdom." Job 36:5.
What treasures are hid in Christ?
"In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." Colossians 2:3.
What is said of God's faithfulness in keeping His promises?
"Know therefore that the Lord thy God, He is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations." Deuter- onomy 7:9.
THE LOVE AND COMPASSION OF GOD
In what one word is the character of God expressed?
"He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." 1 John 4:8.
What is said of the tender compassion of God?
"But Thou, 0 Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth." Psalms 86:15.
HIS GRACIOUS IMPARTIALITY
In what words is _His impartiality proclaimed?
"For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward." Deuteronomy 10:17. "Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: but in every nation he that feareth Him, and worketh right- eousness, is accepted with Him." Acts 10:34, 35.
To how many is the Lord good?
"The Lord is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works." Psalms 145:9.
Why did Christ tell us to love our enemies?
"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which de- spitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust." Matthew 5:44, 45.
CHRIST'S CALL TO HIS PEOPLE
How perfect does Christ tell His followers to be?
"Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Verse 48.
THE SEEING EYE
In the great La Salle Hotel fire at Chicago a blind lecturer was trapped on the eleventh floor; but she followed her Seeing-Eye dog, Fawn, to safety while scores of people with eyes perished. For all spiritually blind persons, faith is the seeing eye. It comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17.) "Have faith in God." Mark 11:22.
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