GOD of Mercy or GOD of Justice?

"Therefore the Lord waits that He may have Mercy on you; and therefore shall He be exalted sparing you, because the Lord is the GOD of Judgment."
Isaiah 30:18

"You who in times past were not a people, but are now the people of GOD; who had not obtained Mercy, but now have obtained Mercy." 1Peter 2:10

"Keep yourselves in the love of GOD, looking for the Mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto life everlasting." Jude 1:21

"For He says to Moses, I will have Mercy on whom I have Mercy, and I will show pity to whom I will show pity." Romans 9:15

"For neither does the Father Judge any man, but all Judgment He has given to the Son." John 5:22

"Perhaps these are poor and foolish, that they know not the way of the Lord, the Judgment of their GOD." Jeremiah 5:4

"You have wearied the Lord with your words, and you said: Wherein have we wearied Him? In that you say: Everyone that does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and such please Him, or surely where is the GOD of Judgment?" Malachi 2:17

I am the GOD of Mercy!
I am the GOD of Justice!

Does this sound mutually excludable to you? How can the GOD of infinite Mercy, be at the same time, the GOD of Judgment and Justice?

The answer of course is that as long as we live, we have recourse to repentance, and therefore we petition the GOD of Mercy. At the point when we will leave this world, the time of repentance is over, and the GOD of Mercy becomes the GOD of Justice...
By that time it is too late for us to petition the GOD of Mercy...

Think about it.

Written by Bob Stanley, September 6, 1997

Updated October 1, 2001

"Have I then become your enemy, because I told you the truth?"
Galatians 4:16

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