Exodus 34:6 - Yahweh! The Lord of God and Compassion!

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.

Exodus 34:6 - Yahweh! The Lord of God and Compassion!

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20 Comments
  • Rebecca
    Posted at 06:17h, 14 December Reply

    What a beautiful reminder of who our amazing God is!! Thank you so much for sharing with us friend! Happy Monday!

  • Heather j
    Posted at 07:35h, 14 December Reply

    This is so comforting! Sometimes I feel like he must be mad at me for all my mess ups! But I know that He loves me! He is slow to anger, He is the God of compassion and mercy! ❤ thanks for this reminder this morning!

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 08:48h, 14 December Reply

    I dont hear Yahweh & not think of Michael W. Smith’s song… I’m singing it now 🙂

  • Marissa D (@Reading_List1)
    Posted at 12:27h, 14 December Reply

    Love it – what a great reminder of the reality of our God. What a great reminder of the compassion He has.

  • wildrosesandbabiesbreath
    Posted at 13:00h, 14 December Reply

    Lord, make me more like you!

  • CouponGal
    Posted at 14:51h, 14 December Reply

    Praise HIm for how awesome He is! 🙂

  • Elisha
    Posted at 19:00h, 14 December Reply

    I always enjoy seeing what scripture you will use on Monday’s 🙂 Keep it up sweet girl! xo

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  • Brianna George
    Posted at 19:53h, 14 December Reply

    His compassion and mercy is such a comfort to me. I mess up, too often. His mercy is a gift.

  • Jonathan Key
    Posted at 21:07h, 14 December Reply

    God is full of mercy, grace, compassion, faithfulness, forgiveness, and justice. He abounds in love. Indeed this is a beautiful description and reminder of Whose we are. I’m so thankful for your ministry to others! Keep pointing people to Jesus!

  • sameaton
    Posted at 21:37h, 14 December Reply

    I love that you are diving into the Old Testament. “God is full of mercy, grace, compassion, faithfulness, forgiveness, and justice.” really stood out to me! Thank you so much for your insight on this verse!

  • juliab412
    Posted at 23:07h, 14 December Reply

    Lovely reminder that God is always with us, loving and guiding us every step of the way

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 01:02h, 15 December Reply

    Oh, praise the Lord for this verse! What would we do if He were not slow to anger with us? He has proven His abundant mercy to me so many, many times throughout my Christian journey. I also love the verse in Lamentations that reminds us that His compassions fail not and His mercies are new every morning. It is so good that they are, because each day it seems I need His mercy more. He is a wonderful, loving Lord, and He is oh, so worthy of our love in return! Thank you for sharing this amazing verse, Caroline!

  • 91jufan
    Posted at 02:46h, 15 December Reply

    这个可以有!

  • Ifeoma Samuel
    Posted at 06:37h, 15 December Reply

    The Lord is Jehovah Yahweh! Thank God for His Tender Mercies on us.
    Thanks Caroline for this devotion
    God Bless

  • Helen
    Posted at 11:25h, 15 December Reply

    Great encouragement…and there’s a song I love to the words; the Lord is gracious and compassionate! Grateful that he is patient with me!

  • Tara
    Posted at 14:37h, 15 December Reply

    Such a good point. I need to take a lesson (or many lessons!) from God and be less impatient and slower to anger!

  • Brittany Z
    Posted at 09:21h, 16 December Reply

    It is so encouraging to know that God loves me deep. He’s faithful. Forgiving. Graceful. He gives me what no one else can. 🙂

  • lifeofaministermom
    Posted at 06:17h, 17 December Reply

    Where would I be without his compassion or grace?! God is so good!

  • threekidsandafish
    Posted at 10:14h, 17 December Reply

    One of my favorite verses! It reminds me of the Hillsong song, “I look to Yahweh, Yahweh”!
    Cathy

  • Rhonda
    Posted at 12:07h, 22 December Reply

    I agree that it’s very important to praise God for who He is, not just for what He has done! It’s very easy for me to pray “thank-you for saving me; thank-you for loving me; thank-you for helping me” etc but lately God’s been reminding me to also pray “You are goodness – thank-you; You are 100% trustworthy – thank-you” etc. I mean, imagine if our husbands only thanked us for what we did for them and never just said “I love you – thank-you for being you, you’re beautiful, I like you” etc!

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