THIS WEEK WE'RE IN:
WHO NEEDS THE AVENGERS?
Are you okay with me saying that God is an Avenger? In some people’s minds, that conjures up a horrible image of a nasty God that destroys people just for fun. But that is not the God we serve. Just as the Avengers movie portrays the team as the ones who step in to save the world, so is our God! We have to remember our God is both ‘slow to anger and abounding in love’ and ‘full of righteousness and justice’. We might think He was a wimp if He didn’t come to the rescue of His nation or enforce the boundaries He had set for them. But our God fights for His people. You might also think that He was a merciless, vengeful god if He quickly enforced the rules without giving opportunity to fix their mistakes, but God is slow to anger and incredibly patient with the Israelites as we read in the Old Testament. That is why it is great to read the whole of the Old Testament, not just verses or sections or even just one or two books. You will get the whole picture of what Father God is like, not just a view of the ‘sword in His hand’ or ‘His heart of love’.