Graceful Truth — God

A RIGHT UNDERSTANDING OF A VERY REAL GOD

Bill Elliff God

The world and our enemy, Satan, constantly paint God into an awful caricature. They love to go to the extremes: a mean harsh, unloving God, or a soft, useless, impotent old man—kind of like a glorified Santa Claus.  But neither of these are true. If you want to know God, you must go to the Bible and read it through prayerfully. Don't form your opinion with one isolated verse, often taken out of context. Study the whole context to see a fuller picture (a picture which we will only see fully in eternity).   But here's one picture that will help...

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STUDYING GOD

Bill Elliff God

Do you want to have a properly balanced life? To overcome despair and distrust? To live in joy and gratitude? To be properly equipped to live a godly life? To fulfill your purpose during your brief stay here and be prepared for eternity? Then study God. Look at His wonders. Gaze upon His goodness. Ponder His works continually. This was the key to David’s spiritual success, a man after God’s own heart. ""Great are the works of the Lord; they are studied by all who delight in them. Splendid and majestic is His work, and His righteousness endures forever. He...

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THE CONSISTENT LOVE OF GOD

Bill Elliff God

""I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have drawn you with lovingkindness."" (Jeremiah 31:3) God is not speaking to everyone in this verse, but to His people He had chosen, the Israelites. These were the people who loved Him. But they were also the ones who were continually rebelling, continually forgetting, continually walking away. And yet, time after time, God brought them back to Himself, restored them, and blessed them. Like a human family, there is love and rebellion in the mix on the human side, but—different from a human family—there is nothing but perfection from the...

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One of the Reasons You can Trust God

Bill Elliff God

""The lovingkindness of God endures all day long."" (Psalm 52:1b) I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever."" (Psalm 52:8b) The lovingkindness of God is amazing. I love the most literal translation of this compound Hebrew word. God is ""loving"" but He is also ""kind."" Meditate on that truth for very long and it will change you. You will realize the opinion Satan has pumped into your mind of a God who is angry at you or, at best, tolerates you but with continually disappointment, is dead wrong. God loves His children with an ever-lasting love. And His...

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