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The Immovable Love of God -Malachi 1: 1-5

God's chosen people were unfaithful to the God they once loved but now left how was God going to respond to this? being rejected His right to use His fist But God doesn't act like a man would do He chose to love these people as His own to adopt them making His love to abound upon an unlovely imperfect people, He did atone Then these people show their rejection using accusatory language so rude 'How have you loved us?' they say being rebellious against love totally good God then shows His justice upon them opposing Edom the people of Esau allows them to fall into wickedness His anger eternal to those spurned His law But Christ came to select His own for God's love spreads over all folk all of Christ's life covers their rebellion He gave His life to those who are broke (The oracle of the word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi. “I have loved you,” says the Lord. But you say, “How have you loved us?” “Is not Esau Jacob's brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved Jacob but Esau I have hated. I have laid waste his hill country and left his heritage to jackals of the desert.” If Edom says, “We are shattered but we will rebuild the ruins,” the Lord of hosts says, “They may build, but I will tear down, and they will be called ‘the wicked country,’ and ‘the people with whom the Lord is angry forever.’” Your own eyes shall see this, and you shall say, “Great is the Lord beyond the border of Israel!”) Malachi 1: 1-5 (ESV)

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Date: 8/21/2019 9:14:00 AM
I am thankful for God’s Mercy. This is a good reminder to never forget to appreciate His sacrifice. Blessings Richard.
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Gordon Mcconnell
Date: 8/21/2019 10:37:00 AM
Thanks Richard, Glad it made you ponder upon God's mercies which we do well to be thankful for. Blessings, Gordon

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