|25 Days of God Given Gifts|
Let us then approach God’s
throne of grace with confidence,
so that we may receive mercy and find grace
to help us in our time of need.
According to Websters 1828 dictionary, one of the definitions of Mercy is: That benevolence, mildness or tenderness of heart which disposes a person to overlook injuries, or to treat an offender better than he deserves.
Mercy withholds the punishment a person justly deserves. Under Old Testament Law, sinners deserved the punishment of eternal separation from God.
Jesus' death on the cross fulfilled God's demand for justice and allowed God to replace the law with His mercy. God now gives mercy to anyone who believes, through faith, Jesus paid the penalty for their sins. (see John 3:16)
Believing this, allows us to approach God with the ultimate confidence, knowing without a doubt He will help us. We have been pardoned! Our lot is secure.
Years I spent in vanity and pride,
Caring not my Lord was crucified,
Knowing not it was for me He died on Calvary.
Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty at Calvary.
~ William Newell, 1895 ~
Hymn - At Calvary
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