Isaiah 15:5a, 16:6-13; Luke 15:1-7
In these passages both the grief of God and the joy of heaven are revealed.
Here God weeps for Moab even as he smites her. God is grieved by human sin, and his anger is in opposition to such sin.
But that grief will not last forever. One day it will give way to the joy of heaven. It is in hope of that joy that Jesus endured the cross.
Questions for personal reflection and/or group discussion