The mercy of God
Text: 1 Chronicles 16:34
O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
Mercy is leniency and compassion shown toward offenders. God is compassionate and loving. He is full of mercy and is always spreading His arms unto all that care to come into His embrace, once they can repent from their offenses. It is true that His mercies endure forever to mankind. It is not so however to anyone who knowingly continues to throw mud in His face. Hence, He declares in His Word that He will be merciful to those to whom He will be merciful. and He will be merciful to them that show mercy. So, His mercy is at His discretion but to qualify for it, you need to be one who is merciful yourself. The other side of this is that: although His mercy endures forever, it so endures not solely to an individual who persistently repeats offense, or to someone who knows better than to commit the offense. To such, the elasticity of His mercy may snap and cut. Ask Moses! Of him the Lord Himself testifies that He spoke with him mouth to mouth. Yet the mercy snapped such that he was refused entry into the promised land but allowed to view it from afar only. Why must you assume if you commit that sin you can later return to God and seek His face for mercy? Must we continue in sin and ask grace to abound? Don’t risk the snapping of His mercy in your case. Watch what you do. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Fear the Lord. Abstain from every manner of iniquity. He is near you to receive you home now if you repent. Never knowingly offend Him again.
Father, please help me to live by you. Let your mercy prevail in my life never to snap in Jesus name. Give thanks to Him for His mercy over your life for it is by the same mercy you have not been consumed.