Psalm 85:7 Show us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.
God’s mercy is something every single person in the world needs. Why, well it goes back to understanding what mercy really is. In our verse today it relates to the kindness of God unto someone who truly does not deserve such kindness. It is like being a parent and your child is playing outside when suddenly you hear a loud breaking sound. You turn to realize your six-foot picture window is now laying in pieces on the floor. Just outside this open hole in the wall stands your child with a look of fear on their face that says, “I am truly a dead person when I get inside.”
On both sides of this encasement, which once held hundreds of dollars of glass, are emotions. On one side there is hurt over a child who apparently did not listen to instructions about where to play ball. There is also frustration over the time and money that will be necessary to repair the damage. On the other side is a child who has realized for a brief moment that their parents were right about playing too close to the house. There is also a fearful thought of having to pay for this somehow, and money is not an option.
This is somewhat how we stand with God when we come for salvation. We finally realized sin has a price and there is no way I can pay the price. However, on the other side is someone who holds my destiny in their hands and only He can pay the price. Yes, the child was probably punished for breaking the window. However, this same child still ate at the table all year and the parents continued to provide for him. Mercy is saying I love you no matter what. God extended His mercy to all of humanity. Some refuse to accept it. The good news is His mercy endures forever.
Mercy is God not giving to you what you truly deserve. What we deserve is to be punished for our sins. Instead, God has let His only begotten Son Jesus pay the price. The mercy of God is good, and it grants us the availability of Salvation. Have you accepted God’s mercy? Once you do, He also gives you grace.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Jeremiah 41, 42 / Psalm 85 / Proverbs 7 / Galatians 3, 4
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Isa. 5-7 / Eph. 2
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