Monday, December 4, 2017

Psalm 103:6-8,10 NIV 2011

The Lord works righteousness, and justice for all the oppressed.

He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel:

The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.

He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.

 

God used various means of getting Israel’s attention. Psalm 99:7, “He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud; they kept his statutes and the decrees he gave them.” God parted the Red Sea, miraculously delivering Israel from Pharaoh. The Lord was consistently compassionate to Israel. Micah 7:18, “Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance?” They deserved death but He gave them life. Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death…” God’s loving kindness is extended to all who follow Jesus.

 

Thankfully I’ve never personally experienced oppression like the Jews in Egypt. I’m painfully aware I’m a sinner who needs a Savior. Living on this side of the cross, we have so much more than any that lived before the advent of Christ. Being able to spend time daily in God’s Word and meet Him in prayer, we can experience His presence in our lives. Through Christ, God gave us eternal live when we deserved death. We serve a mighty God whose loving kindness He extends to all who follow Jesus.

 

Where was His loving kindness displayed today?

 

Following Jesus,

S

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