Tender Mercies And The Law
Ronnie W. Wolfe
only by the tender mercies of God that we live. Our life is completely
dependent upon God's gracious lovingkindness. Whenever he so desires, he
may end our lives without any hesitation.
Therefore, we should
always be mindful of God's sustenance of life. We live because he lives.
We breath because he allows us to breath. We move because he allows us
to move. Paul put it well in Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
tender mercies come to us that we may live. Without it we would not
exist; we would perish. God controls life on earth. He gives it when he
so desires, and he takes it away when he desires: Job 1:21 And
said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return
thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the
name of the LORD.
So, let us be thankful for our very being,
our very existence, and our ability to move and breath and go about our
lives with his blessing. We need to be thankful and worshipful every
day for these things.
When we look into the perfect law of
liberty (God's word), we delight, for it tells us of these things so
that we may bring praise to him. We delight in his law, for it speaks of
our Savior, Jesus Christ, and gives us comfort for each day, knowing
that life does not come from ourselves but is completely dependent upon
God. We owe God everything, so let us be unworthy servants but diligent
and faithful servants of God, desiring his law, which is our
schoolmaster to bring us to Christ.