Equipping Your Reimagine Journey
As we journey through life, we frequently need forgiveness of sin and relief from guilt -- something only God can give.
“The quality of mercy is not strained;
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath.
It is twice blessed -- It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes.”
- Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
It God did not have a heart, we would not stand a chance.
If He corrected us in anger, we would be reduced to nothing.
If He took up arms against insurrection, we would be devastated.
If He dealt severely, we’d survive less time than dandelions in a windstorm.
To our great relief, between God’s pure holiness and unbending law is a mercy seat.
He is the Fountainhead of pity, with sole authority to extend clemency to condemned prisoners.
Guilt is a burden we cannot manage on our own—thankfully, God is far easier on us than we are on ourselves.
Attempt to cover sin, and He uncovers it to our dismay;
uncover it honestly before Him, and He covers it with Jesus’ blood.
Unworthiness makes us tremble at the thought of standing before God—
but freely forgiven by Christ, at His mercy, we can relax.
“May God Almighty give you mercy as you go before the man.”
Genesis 43:14 NLT
Johnny R. Almond
Pastor, Colonial Beach Baptist Church, Virginia
Author, Gentle Whispers from Eternity—Scripture Personalized
[This devotion based on/adapted from Day 30 of Gentle Whispers from Eternity]
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