Wednesday, January 11, 2006

God's Mercy

We often think (and rightly so) that God's mercy is Soteriological. The fact that it is should not take away from the reality that our very lives revolve around God's mercies. As I looked at some verses on this topic of God's mercy, It really was a blessing to me that I would like to share, and thus this blog:
"The earth, Oh Lord, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes." (Ps. 119:64) - I need to recognize that! This earth, the various 'natural laws' are there not because of some evolutionary process, not even the sanctified 'theistic evolution' theories. I get to enjoy breathing fresh air, and walking without floating off into space, because all things consist by Jesus Christ. Because God in His Mercy declared that there be such a law as gravity. Failure to recognize this is one reason why the unregenerate man is still in his present state of being unsaved. The Bible is true when it tells us that God's goodness should lead men to repentance in Romans 2:4.

God's mercy is not bound by geography: "For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.” (Ps. 108:4); Not bound by chronology: "“But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear Him…” (Ps. 103:17); Not bound politically, in fact the State is truly dependant on God's mercy: "Mercy and truth preserve the king…” (Prov. 20:28). There is mercy in healing physical sickness or ailments (Matt. 17:15; 20:30-31). I have seen the Lord do some healing, and I have seen that there are times when healing is not His will, either way we have so much of the mercy of God everyday we should be thankful to the Lord!

"Not by works of righteousness which we have have done, but according to His mercy He saved us..." (Titus 3:5) - I don't ever want to forget the beauty of this verse.

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