A reader was struggling through Psalm 34 and sent this insightful cluster of questions: QUESTION I was reading in 1 Peter 3 and Peter quotes a scripture from Psalm 34:12-16. It starts out good but by verses 15-16, David starts to develop a different picture of the Lord than what I’m used to. God is
To look at Jesus—especially on the Cross (1 John 4:8)—is to behold the clearest depiction of the God who is self-giving, radically forgiving, co-suffering love. I’ve come to believe that Jesus alone is perfect theology.
- Brad Jersak, A More Christlike God
"There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment" (1 John 4:18) ... If your faith is based on fear, what are you left with when perfect love drives fear out?
- Brad Jersak, Her Gates Will Never Be Shut