Sunday, November 7, 2021

MERCY FOREVER

Today’s Reading: 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

15 thoughts on “Sunday, November 7, 2021

  1. Agreeing with you Dale. I was impressed this time around in this reading ( in the NIV version) that it said – those who made the idols will be like them. I have not really seen that before. To be like a, created by man image, without the ability to love, know joy, and have a future with our Creator, brings a feeling of hopelessness. His mercy endures for ever!

  2. So happy to be able to say that God is my saviour and Lord. I’ve been wondering why our Canadian government doesn’t mandate Christianity so that no one would die if it is interested in saving lives?
    Blessings on all saints this day of rest and praying for the missionaries and their families in Haiti; may the good Lord keep them all from harm and evil.

  3. Such a good sermon at church today. The pastor spoke on our veterans of ww1, ww2, Korean, and Afghanistan wars. He had some stories from the veterans of those wars. It was a real eye opener for me and my husband. I now have real respect for Remembrance Day. My dad was a veteran and our son is a veteran of Afghanistan . Either one would talk about their experiences. The pastor prayed a prayer for Our son, Chris. He suffers from pstd and suffers from a concussion. He was coming home one morning from work and was t-boned by another car. He rolled six times. He came out of that uninsured. Except for the concussion. He has not been to work since. He has been getting treatment for this. Still not working. Was over two years ago. About the time of the accident I was praying for him. I had no idea what was happening at that time. God is good. His love endures forever.

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