October 8, 2021

gray letters on a stone wall spelling out the words "and to love mercy and to walk humbly" - Photo by Michaela Murphy on Unsplash

Deuteronomy 4:31 ESV (English Standard Version)
For the LORD your God is a merciful God. He will not leave you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers that he swore to them.

PASTOR’S COMMENTARY

His deep passion concerning God’s mercy could be seen Wednesday evening in Jeff Brothers’ teaching during Faith Development. And rightly so. The pity that God shows for us–expressed by His ability and willingness to withhold from us just punishment–is something only He could do.

Nonetheless, according to Jesus’ Word, those who show mercy to others will be blessed to obtain mercy themselves (Matthew 5:7). So, since we all need mercy, we should extend mercy to others who have wronged us.

As Moses addressed the new generation of Israelites preparing to enter the Promised Land, he reminded them of the assurance of God’s compassionate mercy. The LORD took an oath that His mercy would always be available to His children.

Since God’s Word is true, His people should respond with praise and worship at all times. It’s a promise from God that will follow you all the days of your life until you dwell in His House forever (Psalm 23:6).