Good evening to all. This evening I am sharing on the Mercy of Father God.
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Let us all open our Bibles to 2 Samuel 24:12 :" David said to Gad, "I am in great trouble. Let the Lord punish us, because the Lord is very merciful. Don't let my punishment come from human beings!"
Questions: What attribute of Father God is described here?
How is it discribed?
Reading now in Exodus 34:6-7 - " The Lord passed in front of Moses and said, "I am the Lord. The Lord is a God who shows mercy, who is kind, who doesn't become angry quickly, who has great love and faithfulness and is kind to thousands of people. The Lord forgives people for evil, for sin, and for turning against him, but he does not forget to punish guilty people. He will punish not only the guilty people, but also their children, their grandchildren, their great-grandchildren, and their great-great-grandchildren."
Question : How does Father God describe Himself ? ( I see here in the scripture that He shows mercy and is kind ,and He has great love ,and He is faithful , He forgives. We have a wonderful Father God.
Let us describe Father God's mercy and love in these scriptures:
Reading Psalm 57:10 - " Your great love reaches to the skies, your truth to the clouds."
Psalm 136:1 - "Give thanks to the Lord because he is good. His love continues forever."
Ephesians 2:4 - " But God's mercy is great, and he loved us very much."
James 5:11 - "We say they are happy because they did not give up. You have heard about Job's patience, and you know the Lord's purpose for him in the end. You know the Lord is full of mercy and is kind."
Father God's love reaches the skies, He is good, His love continues forever. His mercy is great . His love is full of mercy and is kind.
Father God is so merciful, and He loves us so very much. Mercy in definition is known as kindness,sympathetic , gentle , benevolent, tender, well meaning, considerate, charitable , loving , pleasant , understanding, sweet, generous , helpful, accommodating, indulgent , delicate, tactful, and tenderhearted, sensitive , courteous, and thoughtful.
Lamenatations 3:22-23 . -"The Lord's love never ends; his mercies never stop. They are new every morning; Lord, your loyalty is great."
The definition of compassionate is : Kind , humane, sympathetic , merciful.
Merciful - the definition is - lenient , feeling, compassionate, soft hearted, mild , kindly, indulgent, kind.
Nehemiah 9:1-7 - "But our ancestors were proud and stubborn and did not obey your commands.They refused to listen; they forgot the miracles you did for them. So they became stubborn and turned against you, choosing a leader to take them back to slavery. But you are a forgiving God. You are kind and full of mercy. You do not become angry quickly, and you have great love. So you did not leave them."
Nehemiah 9:29-31 " You warned them to return to your teachings, but they were proud and did not obey your commands. If someone obeys your laws, he will live, but they sinned against your laws. They were stubborn, unwilling, and disobedient.You were patient with them for many years and warned them by your Spirit through the prophets, but they did not pay attention. So you handed them over to other countries. But because your mercy is great, you did not kill them all or leave them. You are a kind and merciful God." Questions : How did Father God evidence His merciful compassion to the Israelites when they sinned against Him? How does Father God manifest His mercy to us ?
Titus 3:5 "He saved us because of his mercy. It was not because of good deeds we did to be right with him. He saved us through the washing that made us new people through the Holy Spirit."
The whole chapter Titus 3 is good here.
"Receiving Father God's mercy "-
How do we receive Father God's mercy . To whom does He show His kindness and compassion?
Read the following passages : Exodus 20:6 , 2 Chronicles 6:14 , Psalm 32:10 , Psalm 86:5 , Psalm 103:11 , Proverbs 28:13 , Hebrews 4:16 . We do see here in these passages that Father God shows us kindness , we are to obey His commands He loves us so much- and we are to follow Him. He is love surrounds us - surrounds those who trust Him. He is kind and forgiving , He has great love for those that call on Him. His love for us continually is so great for and toward us. We show love and respect for Him. Our confession of our sins - then He has such great mercy and life for us . We can come boldly before Father God's throne where we receive grace and mercy . This is all because of the Lord Jesus Christ. The One that gives us life - and that life more abundantly . We are to becoming channels of His love and His mercy. Read Matthew 5:7 , and then read Luke 6:36 - As a result of His great mercy , what principle does the Lord Jesus instruct us to live? Why does He call the merciful blessed?
We are to show mercy to others , our Father God shows us mercy. This does not mean that we are to continue in doing wrong - we are not to continue in sin, we are to live in His righteousness,and in His holiness. We are to know that we can come to Him,and to be forgiven and to then to be strengthened in Him to live that life of a mature child of the living God.
Read Colossians 3:12 - While we are to be conformed to the image of Christ , Paul tells us to "put on " certain qualities . The first Christlike quality that Paul mentions is compassion . What does compassion mean to you?
Read the following passages:
Proverbs 19:17 This scripture talks to us about being kind and merciful .
Zechariah 7:9-10 This scripture talks about being kind - being merciful to widows, to orphans, and to foreigners , to the poor . In what ways were Father God's people to show mercy to others?
Zechariah 7:11- 14 - after reading this passage - the question is - "What happens when one fails to practice mercy ? What is the result ? I do not think that we would like to think about His anger , if we are to not to follow in His ways and commands truly He can not listen to us ,and that we will see that our land is ruined. We have a Father God that loves us so much - and He has mercy and compassion, but too - we are to walk in His love and compassion and to extend His same compassion and love , His characteristics should become ours when we become born again.
Read the following- Deuteronomy 14:28-29 , and Deuteronomy 24:19 , we see again that we are to give to others, that we are help and to love and to give money and resources to the widows ,and to orphans , and to foreigners.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 - after reading this passage - you will see He is full of mercy and comfort.
Luke 10:25- 37 This passage talks about again- He is full of mercy and love ,and all comfort.
This passage talks about old fashion everyday habits of common kindness.
Psalm 56:15 , He shows mercy and is kind . He does not become angry quickly ,and has great love and faithfulness. So in Father God having these attributes and characteristics , then we are to have the same operating in our lives . Read Matthew 25:34-46 , Matthew 10:32-42,
also I need to share this with you all.
Psalm 86:15 " But, Lord , You are a God who shows mercy and is kind . You don't become angry quickly . You have great love and faithfulness."
Until next time - blessings to you and to yours.
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