Thursday, July 26, 2012

God, Father, Protector

"But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation, that you may take it into your hands; to you the helpless commits himself; you have been the helper of the fatherless. Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer; call his wickedness to account till you find none. The Lord is king forever and ever; the nations perish from his land. O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more." Psalm 10:14-18 

Thinking about this verse and many others just like it lately in my study. Why do I and many of us fail to realize the Father's love for us?

What is the first response from a parent after they find out their child is getting harassed or bullied at school? To confront the child causing the harm or the child's parents and stop it. Why? Because our love for our children runs deep and seeing them hurt by extention hurts us too.

 There is many powerful and deep reasons why God is called "Father" in the bible and why we are referred to as His children. It shows His glorifying greatness and superiority & love and our lack of reciprocating those qualities. Just as a parent feels protectiveness over their children, so does God. He displays this in many verses throughout the bible that He will protect His children against evil but because God is so good He will carry His wrath out in a glorifying manner. The eyes of those who come under His wrath will be open to see Him in all His glory and see that He was glorified despite the evil deeds done throughout life. That's just very comforting to know and its something I know that I fail to realize. I hope it brings comfort to others :)

 "The desire of the righteous ends only in good; the expectation of the wicked in wrath." Proverbs 11:23 

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