Friendly-minded toward sinners

One of the themes with gospel preachers throughout the centuries is that God is friendly-minded towards sinners. Here is an excerpt from Hugh Martin on this wondrous theme.

The promises are sure—in God’s own mind. As originally in the mind of God, the promises indicate His eternal good will to sinners. And in this respect they are steadfast. They reveal a stable, sincere, unchangeable disposition of mercy, kindness and compassion. The God of compassion, and the compassion of God, are not fickle. They are the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever. In this respect He is of one mind. And he knoweth the end from the beginning. I know, saith He, the thoughts that I think concerning you. God is love. As I live, saith the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the sinner, but rather that he should turn and live. From ‘Yea and Amen’

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One Response to “Friendly-minded toward sinners”

  1. Emily Says:

    Thanks for this reminder! May we as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, put on compassion!

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