August 15

Nehemiah 9:22-10:39; 1 Corinthians 9:19-10:13; Psalm 34:1-10; Proverbs 21:13

God’s mercy cannot be comprehended! It literally makes no logical sense. We live in a culture that constantly cries for “getting what we deserve.” We have been trained to think that there are certain things that we ought to have for whatever the reason. When you receive mercy and recognize it, you are glad that you did not receive what you deserve. 

That’s exactly what mercy is: not getting what you deserve. If the truth be told, when we look at our positives and negatives, it is clear that we do not deserve the unfailing love of God which He shows to us. The children of Israel knew about the mercy of God. As soon as they received one blessing, they turned their backs on God. Yet, God never gave up on them. And, God never gives up on us. 

God’s mercy always trumps judgement. Receive His new mercies every morning so that you can see how much He loves you! Don’t fight for what you think you deserve. Receive God’s mercy and you will not get the judgement and consequences that you do deserve! 

Tomorrow’s Reading: Nehemiah 11:1-12:26; 1 Corinthians 10:14-33; Psalm 34:11-22; Proverbs 21:14-16

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