“I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD has bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which He has bestowed on them according to His mercies, and according to the multitude of His lovingkindness” (Isaiah 63:7).
Isaiah proclaimed a marvelous message. Throughout his writings he vividly portrays the powerful holiness of our awesome God. He must judge sin and deal with unrighteousness. But always, always, always, there is the offer of mercy, lovingkindness, and goodness to those who truly come to Him. Sam’s friends saw the change that was taking place before their very eyes. At one time in his life he had lived a very wicked and wild lifestyle. His weekends typically saw him lose large amounts of money on very sinful things. But now things were different. Sam didn’t go to the bars anymore; of all things, he went to Bible study. His friends couldn’t believe it and made fun of him at first. But even they had to acknowledge that something amazing was taking place that they couldn’t explain. Sam quietly told them, “I have a lot to learn about the Lord. But I want to tell you honestly, there’s nothing like the mercy of God. He is changing me, and He can change you, too!” More about this lovingkindness tomorrow!
For today: How has the merciful lovingkindess of the Lord impacted your life? Can others see it?