Today the Psalmist gives thanks to the Lord for creation, the exodus of His people from Egypt, and His protection of the Israelites in the wilderness. Each time the Psalmist thanks the Lord he then says, “For His mercy endures forever.”
The definition of mercy is forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm. Thanks to Adam and Eve back in the garden, we are all sinners deserving of death. Paul will explain later saying, “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.” (Romans 5:12) “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23) “For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous… as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:19-21) THIS is MERCY that endures FOREVER! 🙌
We deserve death but instead we get eternal life through the sacrifice of the Lord’s own Son. Eternal life is available for anyone who puts their faith, hope, and trust in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Oh how the Lord is worthy of our praise! “Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.”
That’s a wrap on the Psalms. 🎉 Tomorrow Isaiah is back to warning the nations. Keep reading.