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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Charles Spurgeon on The Mercy of God

I don't know how much any of you know about Charles Spurgeon. Suffice to say that he was a man that did great and mighty things for God, and I truly look up to him. Of course no man is perfect in doctrines, beliefs, or actions, but this man loved his Saviour with a fervency and earnestness that I believe few have today. Mr. Spurgeon wrote a little book called "Morning and Evening Daily Readings"; they are just short little devotionals meant to be read each day. The book is around a dollar for Kindle...if you can get it, I would highly recommend it! :) Anyway, I just wanted to post one of my favorite entries from this book, entitled "The Mercy of God". I hope you enjoy!

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 mercy as in the matter of it. It is great mercy. There is nothing little in God; it 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 [another name] 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 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 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.

This passage is so beautiful to me, despite some slightly hard to understand words (thanks, Webster, you are amazing! ;). God's mercy reminds me of the night sky: It is so perfectly beautiful, and so vastly, infinitely amazing...and this is only a mere creation of His hands! We are talking about a character trait of The Most High God! There is nothing we could humanly compare it to that would accurately describe it. I want to include one last thing: the lyrics to the chorus of a song that I really love. It is sung by the Steve Pettit evangelistic team, (if you are looking for some Godly music, look them up!). It's called "Mercy Awaits". 

"I trust in Your love everlasting;
I cling to Your unfailing grace!
In seasons of sorrow and blessing,
I give you my pain and my praise!
Your undying mercy awaits."

I hope you all have a good week! God bless,

1 comment:

  1. I love that! How good God is! How great is His Mercy!


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