I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. Psalm 52:8 KJV
Let us meditate on the mercy of God.
His mercy is tender. With “tender mercy” (Luke 1:78) “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Ps. 147:3). He is as gracious in His application of mercy as He is in the amount of mercy He bestows, for there is nothing small with God. His mercy is infinite. Like God Himself, His mercy cannot be measured and is so great that it forgives great sins of great sinners, after great lengths of time, and then bestows great blessings and great privileges, and finally raises us up to great enjoyments in the great heaven of the great God. His mercy is undeserved. Indeed true mercy must be, for mercy that is deserved is simply a misnomer for justice. There is no right a sinner has that makes him deserving of the loving consideration of the Most High God, for if the rebellious sinner had immediately been doomed to eternal fire, he would have fully deserved it. And if he is delivered from God’s wrath, the Lord’s sovereign love alone has determined the cause, for there was none in the sinner himself. His mercy is effective. Some things are large but ineffective. God’s mercy is an uplifting blessing to your sagging spirit, a golden salve to your bleeding wounds, a heavenly cast to your broken bones, a royal chariot for your weary feet, and a sweet embrace of love for your trembling heart. His mercy is diverse. As John Bunyan (1628 – 1688) said in The Pilgrim ’s Progress, “All the flowers in God’s garden are doublé.” There is no single mercy. You may think you have only one, but when you examine your life, you will find a cluster of mercies. His mercy is abundant. Millions have received it, yet it is far from being exhausted. In fact, it is as fresh, full, and free as ever.
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