The Word Mercy has been coming to my mind a great deal lately so I'm sure God wants me to study this wordd Mercy. That is just what I started to do. For this reason today I am saying Thank You Lord for Your mercy.
What is mercy? It is compassion or act of kindness shown toward an enemy or person who doesn't respond positively. That sure is us. We may not think of ourselves as God's enemy but we sure don't respond positively toward God all the time. First off we are sinners and it is though God's compassion and act of Kindness (His death on the cross) that is saving us from death. God showed His mercy toward us even though he knew in advance we as humans can't be fully be obedient to Him all the time. If we could we would be perfect and I know I'm far from perfect. I feel unworthy of God's mercy but I am greatful He has shown me Mercy.
Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you;
he rises to show you compassion.
For the LORD is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!
And the LORD said, "I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.
He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
God I am so greatful for you mercy. Reveal to me in the coming days more of what you want me to know about your mercy as I study this word. Thank you