What Is God Like?
Dr. Ron Dunn
The meaning of Micah is "who is like Jehovah?" and he plays on that in this last passage. We're going to read Micah 7:18-20...
"Who is a God like Thee, who pardons iniquity and passes
over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession?
He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights
in unchanging love. He will again have compassion on us;
He will tread our iniquities underfoot. Yes, Thou wilt cast
all their sins into the depths of the sea. Thou wilt give truth
to Jacob and unchanging love to Abraham, which Thou
didst swear to our forefathers from the days of old."
Who is like Jehovah? Who is a God like unto Thee? Let's compare Gods and see if there is a God like our God.
One of the most helpful books that I have ever read and I highly recommend it to you...I've read it more than once and I keep it in my study because it is a book that I have gone back to time and time again...is a book by the title KNOWING GOD by J. I. Packer. If you have never read that book, let me urge you to read that book. It is one of the best books that I have ever read. If I had to list ten books throughout my whole ministry that have blessed me and influenced me, that book would be one of them and near the top...KNOWING GOD...because there is nothing more important than knowing God.
But it is not only important to know God, but to also know what kind of God we know. And that's the burden of Micah. What is God like? You see, there is God as He is and then there is God as you and I conceive Him to be. Now, when we come into this place to worship we're not necessarily worshiping God as He is...we are worshiping God as we conceive Him to be. And if our concept of God is wrong, then our worship of God is going to be wrong, you see. That's why there have been religions through the ages in which the worshipers would sacrifice the firstborn. Well, what made them worship in that way? ...
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