He Is Not Angry

Micah 2:12-13 (NIV)
“I will surely gather all of you, Jacob;
    I will surely bring together the remnant of Israel.
I will bring them together like sheep in a pen,
    like a flock in its pasture;
    the place will throng with people.
13 The One who breaks open the way will go up before them;
    they will break through the gate and go out.
Their King will pass through before them,
    the Lord at their head.”
Earlier in Micah 2, God said that calamity would come upon His people because of their wicked rebellion and unfaithfulness to Him.  Though they would be carried off into exile, God would miraculously bring them back and restore them to their land.  God would not stay angry with them forever.  He had given them chance after chance and yet they still worshiped idols and broke His commands.  The time for punishment had come, but there was a promise of restoration.
The Lord still disciplines us when we rebel and sin against Him.  He lovingly and patiently corrects His people.  He will not abandon us nor forsake us.  He will not harbor anger or resentment against us.  In His grace, He restores us when we repent and turn from our wicked ways.  We must never forget that we have a God who is holy and He expects holiness from His people.  We fall short of His glory and expectations.  He sent Jesus to be the sacrifice who atones for our sins.  He paid the price for our sinfulness and brought us forgiveness.  Let us live our lives in gratitude for what He’s done for us.  Let us commit ourselves to holiness and righteousness as the people of God.
PRAYER: Lord, I need Your forgiveness and Your correction for my sins are many.  I praise and thank You for forgiving me through Your Son, Jesus.  Help me to live a life of holiness and forgive me when I fail.  I ask this in the name of Jesus, amen.



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