Astounding liberality

Jesus once declared that God is “good to the ungrateful and the wicked” (St. Luke 6:35), and I remember preaching a sermon on this text to a horrified and even astonished congregation who simply refused to believe (so I gathered afterwards) in this astounding liberality of God. That God should be in a state of constant fury with the wicked seemed to them only right and proper, but that God should be kind towards those who were defying or disobeying His laws seemed to them a monstrous injustice. Yet I was but quoting the Son of God Himself . . .

We do not need to explain or modify
His unremitting love towards mankind.

–J. B. Phillips (1906 – 1982)
(emphasis added) 

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  1. I am a witness to the truth of this!


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