Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Beelieve: Know God Intimately - God Is Mercy Part 1

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Definition:

Webster - compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one's power; lenient or compassionate treatment; a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion; compassionate treatment of those in distress.

Mercy is when that which is deserved is withheld to the benefit of the object of the mercy. God has demonstrated this attribute in abundance with respect to mankind. We from nearly the beginning of our existence have deserved nothing but wrath; having sinned and fallen short of eternal life in glory, we can do nothing to commend ourselves to or defend ourselves before God. But thankfully, God has been so amazing in His mercy. Over and against merely having the mercy to allow us to live out our miserable lives without destroying us instantly, God has chosen us to greatness and glory by the hand of His Son. The believer finds himself in Christ and enjoys full well the fruits of God's mercy. Source: Blue Letter Bible

HIS MERCY IS PART OF GOD’S CHARACTER: – Ex 34:6,7; Ps 62:12; Neh 9:17, Jon 4:2,10,11; 2Cor 1:3

HIS MERCY IS DESCRIBED AS




Plenteous -Psalms 86:5,15; 103:8

Abundant -1 Peter 1:3


Everlasting -1 Chr 16:34; Ps 89:28; 106:1; 107:1; 136:1-26


New every morning -Lamentations 3:23

High as heaven -Psalms 36:5; 103:11

Filling the earth -Psalms 119:64

Over all his works -Psalms 145:9


MERCY:

IS GOD'S DELIGHT-Micah 7:18

A GROUND OF HOPE-Psalms 130:7; 147:11

A GROUND OF TRUST -Psalms 52:8


HIS MERCY IS MANIFESTED

In the sending of Christ -Luke 1:78

In salvation -Titus 3:5

In long-suffering -Lamentations 3:22; Daniel 9:9

To his people -Deuteronomy 32:43; 1 Kings 8:23

To them that fear him -Psalms 103:17; Luke 1:50

To returning backsliders -Jeremiah 3:12; Hosea 14:4; Joel 2:13

To repentant sinners -Ps 32:5; Pr 28:13; Is 55:7; Lk 15:18-20

To the afflicted -Isaiah 49:13; 54:7

To the fatherless -Hosea 14:3

To whom he will -Hosea 2:23; Romans 9:15,18

With everlasting kindness -Isaiah 54:8

HIS MERCY SHOULD BE

Sought for ourselves -Psalms 6:2

Sought for others -Galatians 6:16; 1Ti 1:2; 2Ti 1:18

Pleaded in prayer -Psalms 6:4; 25:6; 51:1

Rejoiced in -Psalms 31:7

Magnified -1 Chr 16:34; Ps 115:1; 118:1-4,29; Jer 33:11


Conclusion Tomorrow.......

5 comments:

Thankful Paul said...

Hello! :)

luvmy4sons said...

Oh the great mercy of our compassionate God! Good stuff! Love all the scripture references. Thank you!

Denise said...

Awesome.

He And Me + 3 said...

Amen to that...I am thankful everyday for His mercies.

Laurie Ann said...

Great teaching here! I love it!