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Summary: To show that the LORD JESUS is slow to anger, forgives the repentant and punishes the guilty.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Is the LORD good to you?

Yes. Always and forever.

Psalms 16:2 (Amplified Bible)

I say to the Lord, You are my Lord; I have no good beside or beyond You.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that the LORD JESUS is slow to anger, forgives the repentant and punishes the guilty.

IV. TEXT:

Numbers 14:18 (Amplified Bible)

The Lord is long-suffering and slow to anger, and abundant in mercy and loving-kindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and fourth generation.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship, glorify, adore, bless, honor, acknowledge and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You are good and upright, slow to anger, long-suffering, with great mercy and the Great Mercy Himself Personified for You alone will instruct the sinners even in their darkest moment.

Psalms 25:8 (Amplified Bible)

Good and upright is the Lord; therefore will He instruct sinners in [His] way.

VI. TITLE:

The LORDs patience on the guilty

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Name : derived from the numberings of Israel

B. Author: Moses (commonly accepted)

C. Date written: 1446 - 1410 B.C.

D. Purpose: To relate the discipline of the wilderness generation, delivered from Egypt, and its purging, in order to prepare its children for a victorious entrance into The Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

E. To whom written: children of Israel

F. Main Theme: Unbelief bars the entrance to abundant life, Hebrews 3:7-19 — Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

G. Key word: wilderness

H. Key verses: Numbers 14:20-23 (Amplified Bible)

14:20 And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to your word.

14:21 But truly as I live and as all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord,

14:22 Because all those men who have seen My glory and My [miraculous] signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have tested and proved Me these ten times and have not heeded My voice,

14:23 Surely they shall not see the land which I swore to give to their fathers; nor shall any who provoked (spurned, despised) Me see it.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Numbers 14:18 (Amplified Bible)

The Lord is long-suffering and slow to anger, and abundant in mercy and loving-kindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and fourth generation.

Numbers 14:18 (New International Version)

'The Lord is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation.'

A. The LORD's Patience

"The Lord is long-suffering and slow to anger, and abundant in mercy and loving-kindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression;"

The LORD's Patience is described as:

1. The LORD is long-suffering

2. The LORD is slow to anger

3. The LORD is abundant in mercy and loving-kindness

4. The LORD is forgiving iniquity and transgression


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