1. THE DEFINITION OF MERCY IS: The outward manifestation of pity. According to W.E.Vine, An Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, (Revell1966), “mercy assumes a need on the part of him who receives it, and resources adequate to meet the need on the part of him who shows it.” Mercy is the act of God and peace is the resulting experience in the heart of man.
Read ISAIAH 48:9.
What are the two reasons that God extends His mercy?
3. According to this same scripture what is MY benefit from receiving His mercy?
What are four attributes of God’s mercy expressed in this verse?.
Psalm 103:17 How long does this say God’s mercy lasts?
Psalm 103:2-5. What are six things that God does for me because of His LOVE and MERCY towards me.
There is nothing you can do to earn God’s favor. You don’t have to try to “measure up” to win God’s approval.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you are automatically approved not because you are good enough or capable of doing something right enough.
You are approved because of whose you are and because of what He has done for you!
By the pardon of sin, that is taken away which kept good things from us, and we are restored to the favor of God, who bestows good things on us.
Think of the provocation; it was sin, and yet pardoned: how many the provocations, yet all pardoned! God is still forgiving, as we are still sinning and repenting.
The body wrestles with the spirit constantly and is thus subject to many infirmities, and the soul also.
Christ alone forgives all our sins; it is he alone who heals all our infirmities.
And the person who finds his sin cured, has a well-grounded assurance that it is forgiven.
When God, by the graces and comforts of his Spirit, recovers his people from their decays, and fills them with new life and joy, which is to them an earnest of eternal life and joy
they may then be said to return to the days of their youth.
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