Tuesday, November 7, 2017

MERCY FOREVER

Today’s┬áReading: Psalms 135-136

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The Parthenon is a temple on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, dedicated to the maiden goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron deity. Its construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece. Unique to the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and King David was that, unlike pagan gods. It could not be said of them that their “Mercy endures forever.”

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Key Verses: Psalms 135:13, 136:4

Your name, O Lord, endures forever,

Your fame, O Lord, throughout all generations.

…To Him who alone does great wonders,

For His mercy endures forever!

Both Psalms in today’s reading refer to the final and decisive plague on the Egyptians which resulted in freedom for their slaves, the Israelite people (Exodus 12:29-36). This is a high price to pay for the freedom of the slaves in Egypt, but I’ve just finished reading a book on the American Civil War, fought for the cause of freeing the slaves. The Americans paid a much higher price in the death of their sons for a similar cause.

(1) We learn here that God’s gifts and miracles arise from His love!

(2) God protects and cares for His loved ones!

(3) We eat and drink today because God loves us!

It’s no wonder that the psalmist repeats 26 times, “His mercy endures forever!”

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I’ve just read many reasons as to why I should be thankful! Your Word tells me that Your “Goodness leads …. to repentance!” I pray that this will always be so in my life! Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Over the years I’ve often said that the most repeated verse in the Bible is, “His mercy endures forever.” Another very important verse from God’s Word is, “Whosoever calls on the Name of the Lord shall be saved!” (Romans 10:13). We should never forget 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I have found that many more people struggle with having assurance of salvation than there are those who take God at His Word and rest in the assurance of “His mercy.” This is the result of a lack of emphasis on God’s grace and His unconditional love! I’ve just read Psalm 136 out loud. I dare anyone to join me in this exercise and still doubt God’s mercy and forgiveness!

Yours for the full assurance of the Presence in our lives of our Saviour and Lord!

David

14 thoughts on “Tuesday, November 7, 2017

  1. Read Psalm 136 out loud with you, David, amidst flowing tears. Oh, the love You have for us, Lord! We give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever. Amen! Wishing all saints a blessed day, that we might rejoice and be glad in Him!

    I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. Phil 3:14, 17 ESV

    Glimmer in the Dust – Hillsong United //With Lyrics//
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtDc94jYduQ

  2. “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
    the King of creation’
    O my soul ,praise Him
    for He is thy health and salvation”
    Thank you, Ron and Anne

  3. Psalm 23:6 “Surely Goodness and Mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
    And I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Amen! and Amen!

    What a promise to lean on!!!

    • Amen, Carol. I have an excellent song to post tomorrow that I am listening to, now. God bless you, dear sister-in-Christ!

  4. pray for financial breakthrough for me! DESPERATE! need to pay off debt & help family/friends!
    the pressure is so great! Lord forgive me of all my sins! I am sorry for hurting You and others.
    Loan, 4 children + grand-children need help! Friends losing their homes through no fault of themselves however others have put on circumstances that require court and police presence and the result is getting evicted! LORD GOD PLEASE HELP US!..
    In Jesus Name I Pray amen

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