Last month I wrote about God bringing my
attention to a special song to share about His
Mercy in the post
You're Not Guilty Anymore.
Then last week I started this short series on looking at God's Mercy in more detail and covered the question
What is Mercy?
Today I would like to come back to look again at this subject and consider when God's Mercy is shown upon us.
When Can I receive Mercy?
God is shows mercy to us as sinners and extends His mercy so deliberately at the point of Salvation.
In fact isn't He so merciful that He wants to draw us to Salvation and has provided His perfect plan in Jesus to be our substitute at the cross.
This is the obvious time in our lives for us to witness His mercy towards us and to understand partly what His mercy entails because suddenly we truly know we are being treated with Love and not rejection and death as we really deserve.
Right from the start of mankind God’s mercy is shown.
All the way through the Old Testament.
All the way through the New Testament.
His mercy was not just produced at the cross although it is His greatest sign of mercy.
Mercy is an attribute of God so has always been part of Him, and always will be part of Him.
God is merciful to us every day at all times it does not stop at Salvation.
This is the part that is hard for many Christians to fully understand, often we do not feel that God can possibly continue to show His mercy to us once He has Saved us. Even though we will read about it and sing about it and speak about it we still deep down do not accept that He is always a merciful God. It is one of His attributes and He doesn’t change so He is still merciful.
"It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness." Lamentations 3 v 22-23
1. Each day we can start afresh knowing that He is still merciful.
2. Can we even experience new different examples of His mercy on a daily basis?
Yes God is infinite so His Ways are infinite
Edith McNeil wrote the words of this song based on Lamentations 3 v 22-23
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
His mercies never come to an end,
They are new every morning, new every morning,
Great is Thy faithfulness O Lord,
Great is Thy faithfulness.
She was leaving us with a great prompt to help us remember that God extends His mercy to us on a daily basis.
Not only that but this song should be on our lips each morning as we rise to face the day with the new mercies He will extend in that new day.
We need to accept His mercy that is given so freely to us and be thankful for it daily.
Even when we do not feel worthy of it.
He has not put any conditions on it.
And the last & most important comment is
Aren't we thankful for that!
Enjoy this version of the song today and then go on to enjoy His Mercy.