Thursday, January 8, 2015

Psalm 119:132

Remember Mercy
By Pastor Dr. Ronnie W. Wolfe

Asking the Lord to look upon us is a delicate thing. It means that we desire God look on us as we are. If one is lost, he certainly does not want God to look upon him, for he is as filthy rags to God (Isaiah 64:6).

But if one is truly born again by the grace of God extended to him without any pretense of cooperation or reciprocity, then we do desire that God look at us and search us out, since that searching will reveal only true righteousness through the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

With that searching, however, must come mercy, since even as believers we are subject to the displeasure of God as we live our lives. God is rightly angry with the wicked every day (Psalm 7:11), but he also corrects his children (Heb. 12:6-7); therefore, God is pleaded for mercy.

This mercy, then, is not a novelty. It has been extended to those in the past, our faithful fathe This is an implication that, as God used to give mercy to believers, he will continue to do so even today. "... in wrath remember mercy, Hak. 3:2.

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