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September 22, 2013

Psalm 119 – Part 20 B

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PSALM 119:153-160

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153 Look on my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.
Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise!
Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek your statutes.
Great is your mercy, O Lord; give me life according to your rules.
157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do
not swerve from your testimonies.
158 I look at the faithless with disgust, because they do
not keep your commands.
159 Consider how I love your precepts! Give me life
according to your steadfast love
160 The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your
righteous rules endures forever.
Psalm 119:153-160, ESV

 The other day we looked at the benefits and blessings that God has for each of us as we receive them by faith. Truly God’s blessings comes because of His great love and compassion for you and me. You can’t really separate God’s love and compassion because they are wrapped together with His mercy and grace. That’s who God is, and how He acts toward you.

The English word for “mercy” appears some 341 times in the Bible. The Hebrew and Greek words associated with “mercy” are also translated as “kindness”, “lovingkindness”, “goodness”, “favor”, and “compassion”.

Many of the Prophets in the Old Testament caught the meaning of God’s compassion and mercy even before Jesus ushered in God’s New Covenant through His Blood. Jeremiah gave such truth and encouragement when he said “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” (Lamentations 3:22-23). That ought to get you excited because God’s mercy, His compassion and lovingkindness hasn’t changed. He is moved with what touches you and with what affects your life.

His compassion toward you is full of His love and full of His grace. The Psalmist knew and experienced God’s compassion daily. Let Psalm 103:8-13 be your meditation and your personal song of thanksgiving today:

“The Lord is compassionate and gracious to me, slow to anger, abounding in love… He does not treat me as my sins deserve or repay me according to my iniquities… so great is His love for me because I worship and reverence Him; As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed my transgressions from me [and remembers it no more because of Jesus]. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on me because I love Him, I worship and reverence Him.”