The compassionate heart of my faithful God is renewed each day. It is because of His great mercy and compassion that He has loved me and called me to glory and virtue. He has saved me by His grace and brought me into His family. i now wear His name and am to accurately bear His image.
It is from His great heart of love that He invited me to come boldly to the throne of grace to find mercy and grace to help in time of need. My prayer request, like the psalmist of old, ought to be that the mercy of God satisfy me early that I may rejoice and be glad all my days. When He satisfies the deepest longings of my heart with Himself, joy overflows my being, and a clear declaration of His mercy is seen by all who watch.
By the substitutionary atonement of His Son on Calvary, He has shown mercy, retained His justice, and yet justified the one who has believed in Jesus. The good and merciful hand of God is leading me through life by the counsel of His Word, and afterward He will receive me into glory, to dwell with God forever.
Our response to His mercy is demonstrated as we:
1. Do justly
Live out my life in accordance with the revealed will of God, obedient to the Scriptures and walking in such a way that others see the Savior.
2. Love mercy
Deal interpersonally in ways of self-denial and forgiveness to imitate the pattern of the mercies of God to me.
3. Walk humbly
Live sacrificially willing to please God and profit others more than myself.
May God help me to demonstrate the mercies of God in my life this very day.
(C) 1992 N.A.Collins
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