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)