"Have mercy on me, O God, in Your goodness." –Psalm 51:3
The Lord "is rich in mercy" (Eph 2:4). His mercy is everlasting (Ps 136). On the very day humanity tortured and crucified God, the Lord sent warm sunshine, cool breezes, restful sleep, delicious food, refreshing drink, and many other blessings on His executioners. "His sun rises on the bad and the good, He rains on the just and the unjust" (Mt 5:45). The Lord even had mercy on Ahab, the most wicked man of the Old Testament (see 1 Kgs 21:25, 29), and on Saul, the most wicked man in the New Testament (1 Tm 1:15-16). When we rebel against the Lord, He waits for us to give Him the opportunity to run up to us, throw His arms around us, shower us with gifts, and have a dinner in our honor (Lk 15:20ff). The Lord treats us much, much better than we deserve. He is merciful.
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