“God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause His face to shine upon us” (Psalm 67:1).
The psalmist pleads with God to extend mercy to those who do not deserve it. The ancient people of the Lord realized their sinful situation and how desperately they needed the Lord’s blessing. The writer of this psalm longed for the closeness of His fellowship. All of this would be possible only through the extending of His amazing mercy. The act of mercy is God withholding what a person truly deserves. Aren’t you glad for the mercy of God? Isn’t it amazing to know that while He is holy, He also is merciful?
For today: Are you glad for the mercy of God? Do you show mercy?