Thy Mercy, O Lord
Psalm 138:8 “The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth forever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.”
His mercy is a wonderful character of God.
Mercy is the kindness of God to those who are sinners.
God shows mercy for mankind in general, which includes: light, heat, rain/water, food. The external mercies for life.
Matthew 5:45 “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”
But to His beloved Church,……His mercies are internal, and eternal, as well.
He brings them closer by His love and Care, by the mercy He gives. This mercy includes their Salvation:
Titus 3:5 “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost”
(The first time “merciful” is used is with Lot, [Genesis 19:16] who was saved from the destruction with the rest of the wicked in Sodom and Gomorrah. “The Lord being merciful unto him”.)
The mercy of God lifts up the trembling sinner, so they can see God, in the face of Jesus Christ.
And brings comfort and knowledge of the character of God, to those who are following after…….seeking a closer relationship to God.
James 3:17 “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.”
God’s mercy completes (perfects) the work He has started within us;…….He will not desert us, because we fail Him;……..rather, in mercy, He forgives and sanctifies us……and preserves us by His Word, that we may be kept in the love of God.
Jude 20-21 “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.”
God’s grace holds us up,……in power.
God’s mercy puts His arm around us in love,…..and keeps us close to Him and His life for us.
This is mercy: The kindness of God to us, who are sinners.
And this kindness, we should show to others,……as He did to us.
Psalm 138:8 “The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: Thy mercy, O Lord, endureth forever: forsake not the works of Thine own hands.”
The Lord will complete my education in His school of life,
and bring me to have His likeness, by His mercy;
for His mercy endures, and lasts through my whole life experiences, and forever;
for He will never forsake His work in me.