Insights from a Glory-Bound Lady”
It is such a privilege to share some of the things that Karen wrote either in the margin of her Bible or in her Bible study journal. I want to be very careful not to add a lot of my writing to her precious notes. Those who know and love my Karen will smile when I mention that she was not a lady with lots of words. So in the upcoming features of “Karen’s Notes,” my introductions and observations will be as brief as I can make them. You’ll see this beginning next week.
Karen invested time thinking through the characteristics of God. She was especially focused on His greatness. Let me share with you a little of what Psalm 145 meant to her.
Volume 1 Number 4 “Indescribable Mercy!” May 2, 2018
“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable. The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy” (Psalm 145:3, 8).
Karen circled the word “Great” in Psalm 145:3. In the margin she wrote the following. “Totally awesome. Cannot be put into words.”
In her Bible study journal, she jotted down several phrases as she thought about the “great mercy” of the Lord as found in Psalm 145:8.
Karen wrote: “God is merciful. God withholds what I really deserve! His mercy is eternal (Psalm 103:17). He delights in mercy (Micah 7:18); makes my salvation possible (Titus 3:5). ‘It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed’ (Lamentations 3:22). God withholds what I really deserve!
Mike’s observation: How great is our God! It is not merely that our God is merciful. King David described our great God as being great in mercy. Think of it. He not only withholds what we really do deserve, He GREATLY withholds what we really deserve. This does not give us a license to sin. But it surely gives us cause for which to worship. I love to see Karen’s handwriting and her notes. I agree with her. He is “totally awesome. Cannot be put into words.”