APRIL 3 READING…DEUTERONOMY 10 & PSALM 37 & PROVERBS 3
Today’s theme is that we have a merciful God. The mercy of God is such a wonderful gift. This mercy is seen in you and me not getting what we deserve because of our sin. Some mistakenly believe that God was a God of judgment in the Old Testament, and became a God of mercy in the New Testament. This is such a terrible misunderstanding of who God is…God is eternally who He is…He is immutable. The Lord does not change, He is not evolving, He is not learning, nor is He growing into a better more understanding and merciful God. God is eternally merciful, just like He is eternally every other attribute that belongs to God alone. We see His mercy toward Israel, even though they time and time again rebelled against Him. The psalmist speaks of the results of God’s mercy toward us in salvation. Because of this mercy we are able to walk in the righteousness of God…we are able to do right, and able to understand the things of God. In Proverbs we are reminded to not let mercy and truth forsake us…we are to cling to them, as if they are tied around our necks. Because God is a God of mercy, we are instructed to trust in Him with all our hearts, and not trust in human understanding. God is the one who will guide our steps, and direct the way we should go. As we have received mercy, we are to extend kindness and mercy to others. Some might say, “they don’t deserve mercy”…neither do we, that’s the point!
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TOMORROW’S READING…DEUTERONOMY 11-12 & PROVERBS 4