Light In The Darkness: August 22, 2012

by Pastor David Grey

“I will sing of Your power;  Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning;  For You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble. To You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; For God is my defense, My God of mercy.” – Psalm 59:16-17

It is good to meditate upon the mercy of God — the mercy He extends to all who humbly acknowledge their need. For it is through His great mercy that we experience His gentle, loving touch.

The touch that heals the broken hearted and binds our wounds, whether self-inflicted or caused by others. It is a great mercy.

Charles Spurgeon wrote, “There is nothing little in God; His mercy is like Himself — it is infinite. You cannot measure it. His mercy is so great that it forgives great sins to great sinners, after great lengths of time, and then gives great favors and great privileges, and raises us up to great enjoyments in the great heaven of the great God.”

Mercy is by definition, of course, totally unmerited. The sinner has no right whatever to the kindness of the Most High. It is death that is the wages of his sin. That is the only thing men have earned.

Mercy is that great and wonderful gift the Father bestows upon those who recognize the justice of those wages and mourn that they can of themselves do nothing about them. Mercy is a gift both rich and unfailing.

It is a mercy that will never leave us nor forsake us. It is a mercy that during times of temptation gives strength to stand firm.

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