“He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.”
I often need to remind myself how wonderful and forgiving is our God. The good I would, I don’t. The wicked thoughts, imaginations and yes sometimes actions, I do.
Why is He so gracious, so giving and forgiving?
” But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;”
For many years I lived, unaware of His love and grace, did not know His mercy, compassion or peace. My parents and especially my Dads parents were good Catholics.
They would kneel in their living room and pray, while Mass was on the radio daily. Yet, I don’t believe they knew the Lord.
I came out from under the curse, when I met the Lord. I read in the OT, the blessings upon Esau and Lots decendants and realize the blessing that is upon my daughter, because I love the Lord.
Yes, I am greatly blessed and my family is also. As long as they stay under the umbrella of Gods love. Esau and Lots decendants lost their protection when they attacked Gods people instead of living in peace with them.
So my advice to those who love Him is:
” Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.”
Thank the Lord, thank the Lord and thank the Lord. Bless Him with Praise and thanksgiving. Sing unto the Lord a new song. Lift your hands, heart and soul to Worship the King.
I and we deserved nothing and He has given us all.
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