Friday, July 8, 2011

RE: Psalms 18

What is God like? The Bible calls God a fortress, a father, a lover, and lots of other things. This chapter gives a strange picture of God: The mountains tremble at his anger(v7); smoke comes from his nostrils and fire from his mouth(v8) he soars on the wings of the wind(v10).

God is like a dragon. It is tempting to think only about God's gentleness, mercy, and love, but God's fierce features are wonderful too. This fierce God is same the loving God who fights for us, and if he's fighting for us then I want him to be as fierce as possible.

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