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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

What a Merciful God!

Bless the Lord, O my soul

David was a man who oftentimes acknowledged his guilt and his sins before God. He had a repentant heart, and was sincere in his relationship with his God -- that much is evident in the many psalms he wrote. 

Here was a man who understood God's mercy was plentiful and wasted no time in approaching God's throne of grace and mercy when faced with his own shortcomings and the many dangers he encountered. He writes, "The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in mercy." Psalm 103:8.

David had experienced God's forgiveness, His deliverance, and His power more than a few times and his was a life orchestrated by praise and thanksgiving to God for His Sovereignty and the many benefits afforded those who fear the Lord. 

May we like the "Man after God's own heart," serve God faithfully and do His will. May we like David, say continually, "Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name!"


The Mercies of God, a Devotion

Show me Your ways, O Lord,
Teach me Your paths. Lead me
in Your truth and teach me, for
You are the God of my salvation;
on You I wait all the day.
(Psalm 25:4 & 5)

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