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The LORD Is Good to All

November 14, 2018

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The LORD Is Good to All

Psalm 145:8-9

The LORD is gracious and merciful;   
Slow to anger  and great in lovingkindness.   
The LORD is good to all,   
And His mercies are over all His works.

It’s true  that our sins are always with us — in our thoughts,  intentions,  feelings  and actions.     When we are aware of our sinful natures,  it can get rather disheartening.     A person might tend  to wonder  whether or not God will forgive their wrongs  and think that they should just give up  such a hope.     It doesn’t quite seem reasonable  to always be hoping  for forgiveness  and more forgiveness,  and yet more forgiveness  as we keep falling into sin.

King David knew for sure  he could trust God’s grace  and mercy.     From experience,  David realized  that God really was slow  in getting angry with him,  and even then,  God was ever so great  in expressing His almighty lovingkindness.

That was a mercy  that always humbled David  and lifted up his heart  in hope  and sheer thankfulness.     Over and over,  throughout the Psalms,  in many different ways,  David expressed the truth  that  “the LORD is good to all.”     It was true  that David was unworthy  just as we all are,  but that is not what God  ever thought of.

Because of David’s faith  and humble trust  in the LORD,  God compassionately and most readily forgave all  of David’s sins.

We need  to remember  that the sins of those  who despise and hate the LORD  are definitely not forgiven.     These are the kind  of people  who are repulsed  at the mere idea  of even asking  for forgiveness.     They arrogantly don’t think they need  God’s forgiveness.     They even mock Christianity  for trusting  in receiving forgiveness  from the Lord.

Because God has repeatedly proven  that He keeps His word  and can be trusted,  we can rest assured  that He will be gracious  and merciful  to us  when we ask  for His forgiveness.

Then,  free from our sins  because of Jesus’  suffering and death  on the cross  for our sake,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  Your love and mercy  in Jesus Christ  have atoned  for all of my sins.     Blessed be Your love.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

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This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
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The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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