Christian Parent, Crazy World

Christian Parent, Crazy World

Catherine Segars
 

How Can We Help Our Kids Understand Who God Is? - Episode 34

July 04, 2022   ●   23 min

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Catherine continues in a series on dealing with the difficult parts of Scripture by discussing two often misunderstood aspects of God’s nature: his mercy and his justice. These attributes are opposite ends of the divine pendulum. If we don’t understand them, we don’t understand who God is. We must properly comprehend these parts of God’s character if we want to prevent our kids from falling for the mischaracterizations of God that abound in our culture.

In a tour through literature that ends with a fascinating story from a world-renowned theologian, Catherine unpacks these beautiful attributes of God. He is passionately concerned about justice, but he is equally if not more concerned about mercy. Time and time and time again we see that God forgoes justice and gives mercy. Mercy literally runs through God’s veins.

But God does not force his mercy upon us. If we don’t choose to receive God’s mercy, we will receive his justice. We must teach our kids that God is merciful and He is just. How he interacts with us is up to us. So, we must teach our kids to choose wisely.

OTHER EPISODES IN THIS SERIES:
Episode 31: Why Does the Bible Say… Fill in the Blank? – https://bit.ly/3xX9XnV
Episode 32: How Can Parents Deal with the Difficult Parts of Scripture? - https://bit.ly/3NouE1P
Episode 33: Is the God of the Old Testament a Monster? - https://bit.ly/3nmxtWF

Summary for the Merchant of Venice: https://bit.ly/3uFPJOT
Portia’s Speech: https://poets.org/poem/merchant-venice-act-iv-scene-i-quality-mercy-not-strained
“Holiness and Justice” by Dr. R. C. Sproul: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/series/holiness-of-god/holiness-and-justice

SCRIPTURES CITED:

Psalm 82:3
Isaiah 1:17
Micah 6:8
Jeremiah 1:5
Psalm 139
Psalm 56:8
Genesis 16:1-16 (Story of Hagar)


FOLLOW CATHERINE:
Email questions or answers to Catherine: catherine@catherinesegars.com
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