Sunday, October 16, 2011

His Mercy Endureth Forever

"O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever." Psalm 136:1

Psalm 136 has twenty six verses; all of which end with the phrase, "His mercy endureth forever."

This Psalm was used in responsive form. The scribe or priest would sing the first part of the verse, and the congregation would respond with, "His mercy endureth forever."

Consider the mercy of God?

Mercy is God giving us what we do not deserve. Grace is God not giving us what we do deserve. We understand that we are sinners. We understand God is a Holy and Righteous God. He is a just God! But as one female comedian used to say of her driver's license picture, "You don't need justice, you need mercy.

It is God's mercy that saves us from our sin.

Titus 3:5 says "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;"

I cannot be good enough to get to Heaven. Thank God, in His mercy Christ purchased my salvation.

Hebrews 9:12, "Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us."

It is because of God's mercy that hears and answers our prayers.

Psalm 69:13But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

It is because of his mercy He provides for us.

Psalm 136: 25 says, "Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever."

Without God's mercy we have nothing!

Without God's mercy we can do nothing!

Without God's mercy we are nothing!

A just God, a righteous God, a holy God is little comfort to a sinner. It is His mercy that allows us as sinners to come boldly to the Throne of Grace.

"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:16

God's mercy endureth forever. He never runs out. There is no quote you will exceed. There is mercy for the sinner, for the backslider, for the Christian who needs that extra touch of grace. Remember, His mercy endureth forever