5825 cruelty, God’s attitude to

5825 cruelty, God’s attitude to

God condemns cruelty. As part of the work of redemption, God suffers cruelty from the world in order to redeem believers.

God reproves cruelty

Dt 23:15-16; Pr 14:31; Isa 10:1-2; Eze 45:9 See also Ex 22:21; Ex 23:9; Lev 25:42-43,46,53; Pr 12:10; Isa 13:11; Jer 22:3; Zec 7:10

God allows cruelty as part of his judgment

Isa 13:9; Jer 30:14; La 2:17 See also Dt 28:15-42 The Lord promises cruel judgment on those who disobey his laws; Isa 19:4; Jer 6:22-23; Jer 13:14; Jer 20:16; La 2:2,21; Hab 1:5-2:1

God delivers from cruelty

Ex 3:7-9; Ne 9:27; Ps 12:5 See also Jdg 2:18; Jdg 6:9; 1Sa 10:18; 2Sa 7:10; Ps 72:4,14; Isa 9:4; Isa 25:4-5; Isa 29:20

See also

5359justice
5482punishment
5493retribution
5560suffering
5806compassion
6510salvation
6686mercy
8291kindness
8734evil