A selection of verses showing how this theme runs consistently through the Bible.
God tells Moses that he is testing the early Israelites when they encounter problems. He wants to see if they will continue to obey him:
All through the Bible we see examples of God using his Spirit power to achieve all his purposes.
By his Spirit, God created and sustains all things:
The Jews were chosen by God because of his promises to their ancestors Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Their continuing existence is witness to God and his purpose:
A selection of verses showing that the God of the Bible is also the God of Israel.
Moses told Pharoah that the LORD wanted his people released:
A selection of verses showing how God extends his love to people.
When God shows his character to Moses his loving attributes are mentioned first:
A selection of verses showing how and why God asks for obedience.
A selection of verses which show that God shows mercy to those who respect him and who are repentant when they fail to obey him.
Many verses show us that one of God's characteristics is mercy: