*”It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not*. *They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness*”.
God is an inexhaustible fountain of mercy, the Father of mercies. We all owe it to the sparing mercy of God that we are not consumed. Others have been consumed round about us, and we ourselves have been in the consuming, and yet we are not consumed. Had we been dealt with according to our sins, we should have been consumed long ago; but we have been dealt with according to God’s mercies, and we are bound to acknowledge it to his praise.
The church of God is like Moses’ bush, burning, yet not consumed; whatever hardships it has met with, or may meet with, it’s still in the hands of the sovereign God. It is persecuted of men, but not forsaken of God, and therefore, though it is cast down, yet not despoiled, refined in the furnace as silver, but not consumed as dross.
The Lord is righteous in His mercy; if we’ve received it, it’s actually for a purpose. He had been gracious unto us, waiting for us each moment to love Him and walk in His ways.
Verily, His goodness and mercy follow those who acknowledge Him in all their ways and obey His precepts.
_”COME, Thou Fount of every blessing,_
_Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;_
_Streams of mercy, never ceasing,_
_Call for songs of loudest praise.”_
*PRAYER*: Lord Jesus, thank you for your mercies and grace. Please help me to live according to your words in your name I pray.