I knew that you are gracious, You are tender and kind. You are slow to get angry. You are full of love, You are a God who takes pity on people. You do not want to destroy them.
Jonah 4:2b (NIrV)
The words of Jonah after the plant has withered and died and God did not destroy the ancient city of Babylon.
Surprisingly enough, much of this verse can be found in Psalms 145:8 which is where Jonah probably got it from in the first place.
Recently, I committed this one to memory along with others, which if all goes well, will become posts as the summer progresses.
In case you are wondering about the title, Today and every Monday is Purple day. Purple is for Royalty and a day to celebrate attributes of our God. How he created all living things in just six days and on the seventh day rested.
How often do we forget to thank God for something. Our God is a God of Grace, tenderness, kindness, pity, slow to get angry.