Saturday, November 7, 2015

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:

Often over the years I’ve often said that the most often 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

10 thoughts on “Saturday, November 7, 2015

  1. With some souls enduring such sorrow in their lives it so comforting to know that God’s love endures forever.
    One of my dear cousins sent me this video about 7 Irish men singing. The wine makes me think of Jesus turning water into wine. Have a blessed day all saints.
    http://www.quirkyfeeds.com/one-starts-singing/

    John 2:1-11New International Version (NIV)

    • thank you Beverlee for this link…was blessed singing with it…also clicked on “Days of Elijah”.

      Was able to get this mornings blog via yesterday’s blog. today did not come to my “inbox”, don’t know why.

      Grateful for this manna each morning Pastor David.

  2. Comforting to know that the Lord’s mercy endures forever as sometimes we would give up but the Lord doesn’t. Is a beautiful sunny and warm day for November here in the Maritimes. God bless your day where you are saints!

  3. Dear bloggers, Such beautiful singing I thank you all Rev. David and the
    rest who comment, Also Beverlee Kay for your prayers,…Please pray
    for Corene’s salvation …Bless you all …Rosemarie..

  4. Holy Spirit we pray that You would enter into Corene’s heart and call, gather and enlighten her in the knowledge of the One True God and may she proclaim “FORGIVE ME LORD FOR I HAVE SINNNED. COME LORD JESUS COME INTO MY HEART. THANK YOU FOR CLEANSING ME FROM ALL SIN” MAY I ENJOY THROUGHOUT MY LIFE YOUR GRACE, MERCY AND PEACE THAT PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING! amen

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