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MERCY OUTDISTANCES JUDGMENT
Rev. Dr. Robert E. Donaldson
Presented in much by World Wide Web Witness Inc.
as an aftermath
towards the end of an eventful year, 2015, and
published in February 2016.
Mercy is desirable to man, delightful to God (Micah 7:18-10).
What more magnificent than that! God actually does not merely find mercy a pleasant thing, or one to which He stretches out an obliging tolerance, or a matter of listless willingness, none of these. In fact, He just loves it, and it appeals to Him as the rain to the drought-ridden soil, just waiting in so many crypts and crevices, for this tender aid.
Where is what delights the divine heart ? It is in mercy. It by its nature is not available in sin and lust models, sin squatter tenements, faithless ferments of the heart of man, or in rebel strongholds, except the sin is met by repentance, the soiled by supplication, and the heart, capitulating, is prepared for grace.
It may come in little things, just at the point of a burden becoming excessive, a thing provided against for the abiding life (I Cor. 12:13), though there be much torture (the cross itself, though unique as ransom through death - Romans 3:23ff., Matthew 20:28), was not only such, but provided the epic for the epoch and for any torrent, in suffering, since sin as an alien to the life and being of the incarnate Lord; and when given its guilty snarl as of one in residence, has a peculiarity of the torment of evil: it is then, as in Christ the Lord, neither something in this case, something deserved, asked for, successfully seductive, but beaten in all points in His personal living. In Him, it has and had neiher history nor place, and yet into that heart, as the heart of man OUGHT to be in purity, and was in Jesus Christ, it poured like hot sulphuric acid into the stomach.
With Him, the Son of God and divine in Being John 17:1-3, 8:58, 5:19ff.), the mercy was that it culminated in death, and bowed before the resurrection; but that was the plan, which knew its crisis of agony, a spiritual one not least (as in Psalm 22:1 foretold and in Matthew 27:46, observed, duly fulfilled to the letter). .
Yet it had this triumph, that sin was outfaced, penalty was covered for those who took Jesus Christ as Saviour THROUGH this vicarious suffering and death, immortality was declared, the horror patch of man was met and over-ridden, eternal life such as you see King David seeking with all his heart (in Psalm 21), is attested, made observable in the lab of history, while the horror of the race being made as man and alienated from one's God is given means of annihilation as the body of each believer is given guarantee (Ephesians 1, I Cor. 15) of resurrection, and the heart, life and soul, receives the wonder it was built for, that closeness to God in friendship divine. It is this which, without foreclosing the liberty which makes man able to love and be courageous or a coward, allows that pleasant spiritual paternity and provision of power to move mountains by faith (Mark 11:23ff.), which is an inheritance of His children, as they go about His commissions, and seek and do His will.
Mercy is a lovely thing, a vehicle of the love of God, and one to be sought, prized, delighted in and applied to others as one lives. Blessed indeed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
MERCY OUTDISTANCES JUDGMENT
This has been replaced by Ch. 5 below.
Meanwhile this Chapter is used as a reference
to recent work on Australia, its
elections, education, Constitution
and crisis, so that now it is becoming 'of course' for what is so far off course,
as to become not only a countermanding without mandate,
for basics of the past, but an open mouth,
like that of a whale, surging on to swallow almost anything.
REALISM, REALITY AND REGALITY
LOVE, LIBERTY AND THE LORD
CREATING THEORIES WHILE DESECRATING CREATION
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE SCENARIO IN REVELATION 10-20
THE SEQUENCE AND SAVOUR OF THE END
THE LAZY LAW
THE HAZY FLAW
Jerusalem is no smudge
When Freedom of Speech is Jettisoned,
the Nation is already defeated
REVELATION and its REVELATORY PLACE
THERE IS A REASON
THERE IS A LOVE
THERE IS A MEANING
THERE IS A LIBERTY
TANGENTS AND TRUTH
Conversions, Reversions and Inversions,
Being Congenial With Genesis
THE HEIGHTS AND THE DEPTHS OF MERCY
the Potter and the Clay, The Field and its Day
IN JEREMIAH, ZECHARIAH AND MATTHEW -
where teaching is translucent.
THY WORD IS TRUTH
AND IT SHOWS
SOME SUMMARIES CONCERNING TRUTH AND PHILOSOPHY
ISRAEL, THE CHURCH AND THE PUNISHMENT/MILLENIUM
Light and Shade,
but Nothing Shady,
for ALL is in the LIGHT
Perhaps Isaiah 51:10 to 52:6, a great
is not so famed as it might be, because it is so near to,
and tends to be overshadowed by
the ultimate of Old Testament messages of salvation,
Isaiah 52:13-53:12, together with its vast hinterland
of glorious revelation to the end of Isaiah 55. Let's investigate.