Elegant and Simple Solution ( by Carley Evans )

Ever wondered why some see God as an angry being who desires vengeance against those who rebel and resist Him while others see God as a loving being who seeks to forgive those who rebel and resist Him? Ever pondered why these two views of God seem to compete, often to the detriment of both groups?

Of course, the Bible teaches that these two views of God are not necessarily opposing. God does demand obedience; He seeks loyalty. God also desires to forgive and to show mercy.

The Bible teaches God came up with an elegant yet simple solution to His need for justice and yes, vengeance and His desire to forgive, to be merciful — the life, death, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ fulfills God’s need to punish sins and sinners and His hope and desire to forgive sins and sinners.

So simple, even a caveman can understand it. So elegant, even the sophisticated can recognize it.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your desire to show us mercy, despite Your need for justice. Thank You Lord that You gave Your only Son that we might live, and live abundantly. In Jesus’ Name, amen.


7 thoughts on “Elegant and Simple Solution ( by Carley Evans )

  1. mtsweat says:

    Geico commercial? 🙂 Thanks Carley. So true

    • lambskinny says:

      Hey Michael — really, did the little gecko do its Australian thing for you? I can’t see the ads WP puts on my blogs; hence, my disclaimer. Check it out… I actually have a disclaimer page. In this day n age, I want all to know I have no control over ads on my blogs…


      And, thanks so much. Glad you like my note.

    • lambskinny says:

      Oh yeah, duh. This caveman is not too smart… sometimes. I completely forgot that’s where that commercial is from. At the hospital, we have a cool sign that says: “Handwashing – so simple a caveman can do it.” That’s what I was imagining, not GEICO. LOL.

  2. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Joyce, Susie, and Naphtali.

  3. lambskinny says:

    Oops, my disclaimer page is missing. Oops.

  4. lambskinny says:

    Thank you Jeff and Drusilla.

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