Monday, November 9, 2009

God's Mercy




Psalm 52:8
The mercy of God.


Meditate a little on this mercy of the Lord. It is tender mercy. With gentle, loving touch, He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He is as gracious in the manner of His mercy as in the matter of it. It is great mercy. There is nothing little in God; His mercy is like Himself-it is infinite. You cannot measure it. His mercy is so great that it forgives great sins to great sinners, after great lengths of time, and then gives great favours and great privileges, and raises us up to great enjoyments in the great heaven of the great God. It is undeserved mercy, as indeed all true mercy must be, for deserved mercy is only a misnomer for justice. There was no right on the sinner's part to the kind consideration of the Most High; had the rebel been doomed at once to eternal fire he would have richly merited the doom, and if delivered from wrath, sovereign love alone has found a cause, for there was none in the sinner himself. It is rich mercy. Some things are great, but have little efficacy in them, but this mercy is a cordial to your drooping spirits; a golden ointment to your bleeding wounds; a heavenly bandage to your broken bones; a royal chariot for your weary feet; a bosom of love for your trembling heart. It is manifold mercy. As Bunyan says, "All the flowers in God's garden are double." There is no single mercy. You may think you have but one mercy, but you shall find it to be a whole cluster of mercies. It is abounding mercy. Millions have received it, yet far from its being exhausted; it is as fresh, as full, and as free as ever. It is unfailing mercy. It will never leave thee. If mercy be thy friend, mercy will be with thee in temptation to keep thee from yielding; with thee in trouble to prevent thee from sinking; with thee living to be the light and life of thy countenance; and with thee dying to be the joy of thy soul when earthly comfort is ebbing fast.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

18 comments:

Denise said...

Precious mercy.

Aliene said...

Thank God, Mercy stepped in and pleaded my case with the Great Judge. Not guilty! Not because I deserved it but because of a Loving Savior.

hip chick said...

What a good devotional. I think we all need God's mercy and thank goodness He is so quick to give it.

Debbie said...

Wonderful words to meditate upon Cathy. Thank you for posting.

Blessings,
Debbie

Andrea said...

AMEN

RCUBEs said...

Without His mercy, what a disaster we are facing as we enter that portal of physical death. Thanks for sharing this wonderful thought provoking devotion. Blessings to you sister Cathy!

Deborah said...

Wonderful post!

Nancy said...

Such encouragement in that devotional. Spurgeon is always a good read.

Karen said...

Beautiful devotion...I especially liked..."There is nothing little in God.."

Karen said...

I always especially liked the double impatiens, so that phrase about God's mercy being double flowers in His garden really spoke to me. Spurgeon painted a beautiful word picture. Thank you for this post. God bless you, Cathy.

Saleslady371 said...

Beautiful devotional. Hard to comprehend how truly merciful He is!

SmilingSally said...

Spurgeon is so insightful. Thanks, Cathy.

Peggy said...

Blessings Cathy and thank you for sharing Psalm 52 & Spurgeon on MERCY!
So beautiful the part by Bunyan on God's garden then compliments your wonderful flowers...clusters of mercies! How very priceless and so undeserved...I am so thankful for His mercies that are new every morning!

And I am thankful for you & your sweet friendship and keeping me posted! Love ya' and sending hugs,

In Christ's love,
Peggy

Ginger said...

Love this!
Ginger

Jean Stockdale said...

Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my post-I once was blind but NOW I SEE.

Praise God for the shed blood of Jesus Christ by which we are redeemed, reconciled, and raised to walk in newness of life!

My trip to Florida was wonderful. I got to speak 2 times to the pastor's wives and they were so precious. We managed to fly out just before the hurricane shut things down at the airport. We were grateful for that as well.

Blessings.

daylily777 said...

Great Post .Praise God for his Mercy! I am so glad that when He looks at me it is with mercy because Jesus has paid my sin debt .
Blessings to You.
~Myrna
ps Great Fall Flower Pic

Cherdecor said...

Thank God for His mercy! I love this post!

Maxine said...

A whole "cluster of mercies!" Praise God!