Although we don’t escape sin’s effect, when God’s name is lavishly revealed and His loyal love understood personally, we are changed. Hiking this trail upwards, I felt the strain on my heart and lungs. Coming back down, I was nearly running with delight at how good my cardiovascular felt. Unfortunately, my knee bursa was not too happy with me. It made the climb up seem like paradise. In comparison with the slippery slope of our sin, the climb on the narrow way is extremely blessed. – Teresa #hardbutgood
Exodus 34: 5-7 (ESV)
5 Then the Lord came down in a cloud and stood there with him; and he called out his own name, Yahweh.[a] 6 The Lord passed in front of Moses, calling out,
“Yahweh![b] The Lord!
The God of compassion and mercy!
I am slow to anger
and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.
I lavish unfailing love to a thousand generations.[c]
I forgive iniquity, rebellion, and sin.
But I do not excuse the guilty.
I lay the sins of the parents upon their children and grandchildren;
the entire family is affected—
even children in the third and fourth generations.”