It’s unbelievable how much our God cares for and is concerned for us. Be eternally thankful for God’s grace, mercy, and love.
August’s Awakening, Day 31
Grace. God supplies to those He loves with unmerited and undeserved favors, according to their need and His unconditional love for us.
And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Exodus 34:6–7a NIV
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. Ephesians 1:4–8a NIV
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. Titus 2:11 NIV
Mercy and Goodness. God’s mercy is a tenderhearted and compassionate display toward the miserable and needy people He loves, and also His restraint toward fallen people as to what they truly deserve. His goodness is that which constitutes the character of God, shown by His benevolence, mercy, and grace.
The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—a land flowing with milk and honey.’ Exodus 3:7, 17 NIV
As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; Psalm 103:13 NIV
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:36 NIV
And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. Exodus 33:19 NIV
The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. Psalm 145:9 NIV
Love and Benevolence. God seeks the highest good of humanity at His own infinite cost. Poured out at the Cross, His love is unconditional and for all people. His benevolence is displayed as His unselfish concern for the welfare of those He loves.
But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children— Psalm 103:17 NIV
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4–5 NIV
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:8, 10 NIV
The Lord did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. But it was because the Lord loved you and kept the oath he swore to your ancestors that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Deuteronomy 7:7–8 NIV
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16–17 NIV
Grace, mercy, and love allow our holy God to have fellowship with sinful humanity. We have much to be thankful for and much to look forward to.
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