And it came about when Ahab heard these words, that he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and fasted, and he lay in sackcloth and went about despondently. Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, “Do you see how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? Because he has humbled … More “By the mercy of God”
I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O LORD, I will make music. Psalm 101:1 ESV God intermixeth mercy with affliction: he steeps his sword of justice in the oil of mercy; there was no night so dark, but Israel had a pillar of fire in it; there is no … More God steeps his sword of justice in the oil of mercy.
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. —Psalm 67:1-2 ESV Charles Spurgeon, in The Treasury of David: God deals in a way of mercy with his saints, and then they … More Making the God of Mercy Known
God’s purpose in Romans 9:23 is “to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory.” John Piper states in a sermon, “God’s Ultimate Purpose: Vessels of Mercy Knowing the Riches of His Glory”- As a Christian you are a vessel of mercy. You were called out of spiritual … More By mercy, through mercy, and for mercy.
Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O Lord. How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. Psalm … More Boundless Mercy
John Piper discusses Exodus 34 in a sermon, “The Lord, a God Merciful and Gracious” The sheer fact that Exodus 34 exists is proof that God is a God of mercy. This is the second time God has met Moses on the mountain to make a covenant with the people of Israel. When Moses came … More Our God is a God of mercy
O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep, The silent stars go by. Yet in thy darkness shineth The everlasting Light. The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight. But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among … More O Little Town of Bethlehem Magnfies God’s Mercy
Now therefore, O our God, listen to the prayer of your servant and to his pleas for mercy, and for your own sake, O Lord, make your face to shine upon your sanctuary, which is desolate. O my God, incline your ear and hear. Open your eyes and see our desolations, and the city that … More Mercy, for God’s sake
We read of Tyre in our Read-through-the-Bible passage today. In Ezekiel 27, the downfall of Tyre is compared to the shipwreck of a fine vessel. Now you are wrecked by the seas, in the depths of the waters; your merchandise and all your crew in your midst have sunk … More Amazing mercy from a faithful, covenant-keeping God!
From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him.—Isaiah 64:4 No one has ever heard or seen this God. Our Bible reading for today suggests that in working for those who wait for him, God does … More Never seen a God like ours!