Monday, January 16, 2017

A New Mercy

Is the work of the Lord all done? Are there no new mercies for us but just an endurance test to see if we can make it to the end? Sounds like a pity party starting up here! In the midst of lamentations, or that should be, Lamentations, Jeremiah had a different revelation on that:

Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed,
​​Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
​​Great is Your faithfulness.
​​“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul,
​​“Therefore I hope in Him!” (3:22-24)

A new mercy every morning, that is the way to get up with the Lord! We must labor in Christ to realize that God will have the final word in anything. The end of this life may be quick or an endurance test, but in each our Lord has the final say. But, I was asking about today, which may not be the end, how does that mercy work on this morning? Truly God will have His say with a fresh mercy each morning too! Jeremiah passed along to us the Word from God that tells us of compassions that fail not. But what about those terrible sinful thoughts I had last night?

Yes, we strive to bring into control that monster of the mind, but imagine setting out to pay the utility bill downtown. You arrive and the clerk reports the bill already paid. Gas bill, same thing. Account at the doctor's office: paid. You take the money and go the grocery store, but the checker won't take your money and the little card machine refuses to work for you; payment not accepted where none is required. Yes, an unlikely scenario in this age I will admit. That is where our sin debt stands in Christ though. Those new mercies were bought and paid for by God's Son on the cross. The justice of our Lord is not set aside, it has been paid for us. That work of the Lord is done; but loving, providing and caring for us the Lord is pleased to do each and every new day.

Thank You, Lord for Your new mercy this day,

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