“I will bless you,” He said to Abraham (Gen 12:2). “God… sent Him [Jesus] to you first, to bless you,” echoed Peter (Acts 3:26). God’s attitude to His people is positive constructive, enriching. Judgment is His “strange work” (Isa 28:21). His principal and characteristic work is to bless people with salvation.
The Living God is a Missionary God
(Perspectives reader p. 9)