In our previous devotion we did say that one of God’s greatest attributes is that He delights in showing mercy. In today’s passage of scripture, the prophet Micah tells us that God desires to take our sins and to cast them into the depth of the sea. What is most amazing is that these wonderful words were written during a time when the nation of Israel was acting very sinful. Because of their disobedience, God was going to need to judge them; yet even in the midst of their sinfulness, God continued to express His love.
“Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.” (V. 18)
The Bible tells us that God does not desire for anyone to perish. (See 2 Peter 3:9)
Jesus said – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)
Have you experienced God’s gracious love? Do you know what it is like to have your sins forgiven forever? How about you giving others the same mercy you have received from the father? If you are unsure of your salvation, I encourage you to pray this simple prayer.
A PRAYER OF SALVATION
Dear Father in heaven, I ask for your mercy today
In any area of my life where I have failed to give others the same mercy I received from you; I ask for forgiveness in the name of Jesus.
Lord Jesus, I ask you to come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior
Please take my life and help me live for you. Teach me to love like you have loved me. Teach me to give mercy like you have shown me mercy. Be the Lord of my life in Jesus name.