Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off. Romans 11:22
God’s love is demonstrated by His justice to those who are the rebellious and by His kindness to those who are faithful.
In this passage we see the balance of God. He is both just and will show His severity to those who turn away. He is also merciful and will show His kindness toward those who turn to Him. In God we see both justice and grace. The greatest demonstration of God’s balance is seen on the cross. It is there we see the severity of God placed on the shoulders of Christ but through Christ we experience the great love and mercy of God.
Lord we know we find balance in life when we experience your love in both discipline and grace. May we walk in fellowship with you today.