Friday, August 21, 2009

Our God is Merciful

This is from Turning Point today: But You have lovingly delivered my soul from the pit of corruption, for You have cast all my sins behind Your back.Isaiah 38:17

There was a king who suffered much grief over his rebellious subjects. But one day a group of these rebels surrendered their arms, bowed at his feet, and begged him for mercy. He pardoned each one. One of the king's friends later said to him, "Did you not say that every rebel should die?" "Yes," said the king, "but I see no rebels here."

The Bible tells us, "There is none righteous, no not one," and we all deserve to die for that unrighteousness (Romans 3 :10). But God, in His perfect mercy, chose to allow His Son to take our place and die for us so that when He looks at us, He no longer sees the sin ; He only sees His precious Son, our Savior.

As imperfect children of God, we can be very hard on ourselves when we make a mistake and sin or struggle with a particular issue. But let us take comfort in knowing that because of Jesus' sacrifice, while we see our shortcomings, God sees the child He loves.

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