Exodus 34:6 – Yahweh – #116
Exodus 34 tells about Moses meeting with God up on the mountain. In Exodus 34:5 the Lord descended down in a glory cloud (can you imagine) to declare truth to Moses. Exodus 34:6 says, “The Lord passed in front of Moses, calling out, “Yahweh! The LORD! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.”
God made a point to reveal Himself to Moses. While many people think that God is full of anger and wrath, His character is the very opposite of that. Just as this passage says the Lord is compassionate, gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in love.
While this verse focuses on these attributes, the truth is that we could go on and on with more attributes and still wouldn’t be able to describe the fullness of God. Not only is He full of love and mercy, but He is always slow to anger. Unlike many people, He does not have a temper and His patience is so great that He will never become angry or impatient with those who believe in Him. Does that give you hope when you mess up?
God is full of mercy, grace, compassion, faithfulness, forgiveness, and justice. He abounds in love. If you are struggling with who God is and what He is like, spend time meditating on this verse! Praise Him not only for what He has done, but also praise Him for who He is.