Step 3:

God is Merciful: (love)
1 John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

God is Just:
Exodus 34:7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.