My God is Sovereign, but He is no Tyrant.
His power is not used for His own advantage, but for the benefit of others.
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus… taking the form of a bondservant… He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death… – Philippians 2:5-8
He does not seek gain at the expense of those lesser.
Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows… He was wounded for our transgressions… He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth… – Isaiah 53:4-7
He does not rule oppressively.
…Be imitators of God… and walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us… – Ephesians 5:1-2
His laws are not burdensome.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. – Matthew 11:28-29
His grace is not given miserly, sparingly, in tiny increments, minute bits and pieces; nor is it doled out partially, in pitiful rations, to only a select few.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us… that in the coming ages He might show the immeasurable riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. – Ephesians 2:4-7
IF my God were a tyrant, IF my God ruled as a cruel despot,
none of these characteristics would apply to Him:
Holy (without sin or error) – The four living creatures… do not rest day or night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come! – Revelation 4:8
Righteous, Just/Impartial, Merciful, Longsuffering, Benevolent, Good, Compassionate, Truthful, Faithful/Never Failing, All Wise, Abundant in Loving Kindness – Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities… Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies… The Lord executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed… the Lord is merciful and gracious… abounding in mercy… – Psalm 103
Yes, Scripture is clear about the nature of God.
Yet, for some reason, the modern teachings of reformed theology, claiming to be based on Scripture, ignore or neglect to consider the infallibility of God’s holy character.