"The MERCY of God." - Psalm 52:8
(The following is by Spurgeon.)
Meditate a little on this MERCY of the Lord.
It is tender mercy!
With gentle, loving touch, he heals the broken
in heart, and binds up their wounds. He is as
gracious in the manner of his mercy as in the
matter of it.
It is great mercy!
There is nothing little in God.
His mercy is like himself- it is infinite!
You cannot measure it. His mercy is so great
that it forgives great sins of great sinners,
after great lengths of time, and then gives
great favors and great privileges, and raises
us up to great enjoyments in the great heaven
of the great God!
It is undeserved mercy!
Indeed all true mercy must be undeserved, for
deserved mercy is only a misnomer for justice.
There was no right on the sinner's part to the
kind mercy of the Most High. Had the rebel
been doomed at once to eternal fire he
would have richly merited the doom.
If delivered from wrath, sovereign love
alone has found a cause, for there was
none in the sinner himself.
It is rich mercy!
Some things are great, but have little
efficacy in them. But the mercy of God is--
A cordial to your drooping spirits!
A golden ointment to your bleeding wounds!
A heavenly bandage to your broken bones!
A royal chariot for your weary feet!
A bosom of love for your trembling heart!
It is manifold mercy!
As Bunyan says, "All the flowers in God's
garden are double." There is no single mercy.
You may think you have but one mercy, but you
shall find it to be a whole cluster of mercies!
It is abounding mercy!
Millions have received it, yet far from its
being exhausted! It is as fresh, as full,
and as free as ever!
It is unfailing mercy!
It will never leave you. Mercy will be with you in
temptation to keep you from yielding. Mercy will
be with in trouble to prevent you from sinking.
Mercy will be with you while living to be the
light and life of your countenance. Mercy will be
with you when dying to be the joy of your soul
when earthly comfort is ebbing fast.