The Mercies of Jesus Christ
…the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
James 5:11 (ESV)
“God did not create to get wealth; he created to display wealth–the wealth of his glory for the enjoyment of his people.”
“The universe exists primarily to display the wealth of the glory of the mercy of God for the enjoyment of his redeemed people from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.”
God’s glory is manifested in justice as He promises that all evil doers will one day face His wrath and judgment. Though justice may be elusive here on earth, God will call all into account. We cannot forget God’s desire for justice, yet He has also shown us the wealth of His glory by displaying mercy.
Time and time again Scripture confirms not only the goodness and faithfulness of God, but also His compassion and mercy. Our salvation from His wrath comes from His abundant mercy as found in Ephesians 2.
John Piper writes that, “The aim of the incarnation was to magnify the mercy of God for the enjoyment of the nations.” Let us today consider His great mercy towards us. Let us praise Him for the wealth of compassion directed toward those who do not deserve it.
Thank you Father for your great compassion, your tenderness towards me, and your great mercy that envelops me into your arms.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
– Hebrews 4:16 (ESV)
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