“He (God) passed in front of Moses and said, “I am the LORD, I am the Lord, the merciful
and gracious God. I am slow to anger and rich in unfailing love and faithfulness. I showthis unfailing love to many thousands by forgiving every kind of sin and rebellion. Even so
I do not leave sin unpunished…” Exodus 34:6-7a New Living Translation
“Say this to the entire community of Israel: You must be holy because I, the Lord your
God, am holy.” Leviticus 19:2 New Living Translation
“I will proclaim the name of the Lord; how glorious is our God! He is the Rock; His work is
perfect. Everything He does is just and fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong; how
just and upright He is! But they have acted corruptly toward Him; when they act like that
are they really His children?” Deuteronomy 32:3-5 New Living Translation
In just these couple of verses look at what we need to further understand:
- God is holy (completely set apart from sin).
- God is perfect (flawless, complete, lacking or needing nothing).
- God is fair and just (He cannot judge with partiality or leave sin unpunished).
Righteous Jealous – He will have no other “gods” before Him
Compassionate Wrath – on those who reject Him