God Is Nicer Than You Think He Is

The problem we have in relating to God is that we only have a human perspective to work with. We view God as we view other people, and that’s not fair to God. Powerful people are often portrayed in the media as arrogant and self-centered. It’s wrong to assume that, because God is powerful, He is arrogant and self-centered as well. And because He is all-powerful, He must be super arrogant. Also wrong.

The stereotype of an angry God looking to smite us with lighting bolts comes from two places. One is the Old Testament. God was often angry with His people, but for good reason. They continually turned to idol worship and neglected the God who saved and blessed them. The other source of misinformation is the old stories of Greek and Roman gods who tormented people for their own pleasure.

The gods of mythology acted like miffed humans because humans made them up. Go to the Bible and see what God has to say for Himself. “The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying, Yes I have loved you with an everlasting love. Therefore with loving-kindness I have drawn you.” Jer 31:3. Yes, an Old Testament quote about God’s loving kindness, because He is far more kind that you think.

Another post of the love of God: How Much Does God Love You?

Read the first chapter of my book Crucible Heart

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