Let us deal today with one of the attributes of God-His mercy. c many times, beyond our understanding.
Yes, we can understand, at least somewhat, His mercy toward us as individuals. Why, because we usually think we are somehow a more worthy person than others that we know. Now, those other sinners, however, are a different story altogether. How is it that God shows mercy toward those wicked and sinful people?
The Truth is We Are All Sinful And Wicked Before God Without Jesus In Our Hearts!
It is God’s loving mercy that causes Him to look beyond our faults and failures and see our needs. It is God’s mercy that persuades Him hold back His judgment of destruction, and give us one more chance. Yes, it is God’s mercy that we are not destroyed, but those of us who have placed our faith in Jesus Christ are redeemed, instead!
Well, let us consider the ways that God shows His mercy toward us:
- He sent His only begotten son to be a sacrifice to take away the sins of the world, thereby allowing us to be saved from sin and not lost for eternality-Ephesians 2:4 and 5 says,(4) “But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, (5)”even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Chris (by grace you have been saved.”(NASB) I Peter 1:3 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”(NASB)
- Although, we still sin, He does not destroy us as we deserve. Consider Lamentations 3:22, “It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.”(KJV)
- He enables us to experience at least some joy, peace, and happiness even while we live in an hate-filled society. “Every good gift and perfect gift come down from above, and cometh down from the Father of Lights, with Whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.(James 1:17 KJV)
- His mercy allows us to come back to Him even when we have turned our back on Him. And still He accepts us over and over again. This is the mercy of God.