Tuesday, March 13, 2018

New mercies every day

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23



I was thinking about that this morning...as many mornings as there are, the Lord's mercies are new every day. Any fresh day that comes, His mercies are new to go along with it. Such a sign of His infinity and everlasting-ness. That is so good because I need His mercy every day!

I think of the humble tax collector, But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ (Luke 18:13)

Jesus said that man went home justified, as opposed to the Pharisee who pridefully listed all his accomplisments for God. I need to remember the Tax Collector's humility and position before our Great God.

I'm praising Him for His infinite mercy and the days upon days we as His children are privileged to experience it.
Mercy is at the heart of redemptive ministry. Mercy is to extend to all without regard for race, or status, or gender, or age. And mercy is to be offered patiently toward those who are ignorant in unbelief. And by the way, Micah 7:18, "God delights in mercy." And He'll delight in you if you are a merciful Christian. John MacArthur, sermon, A Mission of Mercy
The Trinitarian God of the Father-Son-Holy Spirit is highly exalted. May He be blessed and praised.

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4 comments:

  1. Lovely post. Very encouraging, to remember the mercies of our Lord, and be reminded to demonstrate those mercies toward others.

    This post also made me think about the "Prata's Place/Graceful Garlands" you used to post. :) Those were good!

    -Carolyn

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    1. Thank you Carolyn! I was just thinking yesterday about doing those again.

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    2. HA! Providential, Spirit-led timing for my comment!

      -Carolyn

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