Tuesday, May 31, 2011

God's discipline

"The pattern established in the book of Judges reappears at 1 Sam 12:8, showing how God's judgment is really discipline to prompt the cry of Israel, to which God will respond by sending salvation. An important clarification is made in 1 Sam 12:8, as Judg 10:10 is used to interpret the pattern of judges [sic], emphasizing the importance of a penitential verbal response to secure salvation."A Severe Mercy, page 16

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I like that: discipline—cry for mercy with penitential verbal response—salvation
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