[I’m going to take a break from my normal Monday blogging routine… Nothing’s set in stone, right?! 😉 Just for the record, this post is #100.]
I love getting up early – I always have. My most favorite part about early mornings is having a “quiet time”. It’s a special time set apart to seek the Lord through His Word and through prayer. I can honestly say it’s a highlight of my day.
This morning I was working on my “FBI” homework reading through several of the Psalms. As I read, something kept jumping out: The Mercy of God. I ended up doing a mini-study on His mercy and I thought I share some of what I found.
All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies. [Ps. 25:10]
Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. [Ps. 36:5]
Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy from me. [Ps. 66:20]
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. [Ps. 86:5]
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful. [Ps. 116:5]
O praise the LORD… for His merciful kindness is great toward us: [Ps. 117]
I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but be in awe after reading verses like that. I can’t help but think that this “mercy” must truly be something extraordinary.
When you look up mercy in a dictionary the definition is essentially something along the line “compassion – divine compassion – shown to an offender”. With that in mind think about what those verses say! In spite of our sin, God has shown a supernatural kind of “kindness” to us. Pretty amazing, isn’t it?
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s a phrase that’s used of God’s mercy over 40 times in His Word:
“His mercy endureth forever…”
And then there’s my favorite passage about God’s mercy:
It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning:
Great is Thy faithfulness.