How do you respond to a gift?
How do you respond to bad news?
How do you respond to a kind word or deed?
How do you respond to good news?
We do not always respond to situations in the same way, however, we do respond. As we see in our text, God chooses to respond to certain conditions and circumstances certain ways. Please remember that our responses are not always the right responses. God's response is always the right response, because He is God, and He is righteous.
GOD'S RESPONSE TO REBELLION IS CHASTISEMENT Vss. 6-10, See Hebrews 12:5-13.
GOD'S RESPONSE TO REGRET IS CONFRONTATION Vss. 11-14
GOD'S RESPONSE TO REPENTANCE IS COMPASSION Vss. 15-16