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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Winter scene in Eastern Maine (photo by Doris High)
Snow Scene in Eastern Maine
(Photo by Doris High)

"The Unending Mercies Of God"

Message summary: There is nothing we have done nor can we do that disqualifies us from receiving God's unlimited and unending mercy! Truly, our sins they are many, but His mercy is more!

Note: Due to weariness a podcast was not prepared for this message.

"His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning" (Lamentations 3:22). “O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for His mercy endures forever” (Psalm 136:3). “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3). “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).

This week we are in a series of "Five Assurances For the New Year" based on Lamentations 3. Today let us consider Assurance #2: God’s unending mercy. Our first daily text proclaims two aspects of God's mercy:

1) "His mercies never come to an end;
2) "They are new every morning".

This is remarkable considering the despairing times in which Jeremiah lived!

What love could remember, no wrongs we have done
Omniscient all-knowing, He counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea, without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

One repeated line in the song "His Mercy Is More" speaks of the tremendous depth, power, and reach of God's mercy. Just consider the line, "Our sins they are many, His mercy is more!"

What a joy today to serve the one and only true Lord, the One whom the Bible refers to as the "the Lord of lords". The Psalmist calls us to give thanks to the Lord over and over in Psalm 136 and here's the reason why: "His mercy endures forever".

Three thousand years have passed since the Psalmist declared this truth and yet His mercy still endures. Today we see the awfulness of sin all around us, for there is no such thing as sin without consequence. We often bear the consequences of our own sin and we also are affected by others' sinful actions. And yet our merciful God gives us the power to live faithfully for Him   have many questions that have yet to be answered. Some will be during our lifetime but others will not. Yet we are strengthened by God’s glorious power so that we are “able to pass through any experience and endure it with joy” (Colossians 1:9).

"Forgetful as we are, things must be often repeated to us. By mercy we understand the Lord's disposition to save those whom sin has rendered miserable and vile, and all the provision he has made for the redemption of sinners by Jesus Christ. The counsels of this mercy have been from everlasting, and the effects of it will endure for ever, to all who are interested in it. The Lord continues equally ready to show mercy to all who seek for it, and this is the source of all our hope and comfort." (Matthew Henry)

The amazing love and endless mercy of God continues to be poured out on the fallen human race. All who turn to Him in faith are recipients of His great mercy as He provides salvation from sin and guidance in our daily lives. “In His great mercy He has given us new birth.” His mercy endures even in the hardest, darkest places and during the most baffling of times. We continue to "receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need".

Are you serving the “Lord of lords”? If so, give some thought today about God's mercy that doesn't expire in 24 hours; mercy that's not just available to those who are born into the right family or have the right connections; mercy that's not just for those of a particular race, live in a specific region or have  tons of money. No, His mercy is available to you and me. There is nothing we have done nor can we do that disqualifies us from receiving God's unlimited and unending mercy! Truly, our sins they are many, but His mercy is more!

Praise the Lord, His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more
Praise the Lord, His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

Be encouraged today, (Hebrews 3:13)

Stephen and Brooksyne Weber

Praying manDaily prayer: Father, Your infinite, unending mercy is among the greatest gifts You impart upon Your creation alongside the marvelous truth that Your love and compassion knows no bounds. Your power and authority far exceed any human role or title established on this earth, yet You love us personally with an inexhaustible and enduring devotion. We are never cast aside as being unimportant or worthless in Your sight, for You refer to us repeatedly as Your treasured possession. Your loving mercy is never-ending and always extended to us in our time of need. We can indeed declare 'Your mercy is more'. In Jesus name. Amen.

Today's Suggested Music and Supplemental Resources

"His Mercy Is More"  Video  Shane and Shane   (Concert style)

"His Mercy Is More"  Video  The Acappella Company  (Congregational style)

Brief update on Stephen's health from Brooksyne:  (For full story about our first week in 2023 that included Stephen's surgery look at yesterday's footnote.) Stephen continues to recover from his abdominal surgery with the expected pain, soreness, weakness and weariness that is part of the recovery process. He was quite nauseated overnight and this morning, but felt better by early afternoon and was finally able to get our message out to readers in the early evening. 

Weber couple photo 7/3/22
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