Friday, May 15 2009
Key Verse: Isaiah 54:7 “For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.”
1. God shall Grant You Great Mercies
V7 “For a moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.”
Someone told me that the main reason why people including Christians are still living in sin is because of God’s great mercies. People are cursing, swearing and denying God and yet they are still happily eating, drinking and enjoying life because of God’s great mercies. My friends, do not envy the sinners because God’s great mercies have limits and soon He shall judge you and me and the entire world for all that we have done.
2. God shall Grant You Everlasting Kindness
V8 “In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer.”
Not only God has great mercies but He also has everlasting kindness. You may sin and sin against God but He has great mercies and everlasting kindness that He shall forgive you time and time again. However, the vital question is how long you shall take to finally realize that God’s great mercies and everlasting kindness shall cease because of your persistent rebellion against Him.
3. God shall Grant You Eternal Protection
V17 “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of Me, saith the Lord.”
What a promise for God’s servants! No weapon, not even nuclear weapons, can defeat the Christians as God shall protect you. This is the greatest heritage that Christians can ever have from the Almighty God that nothing, not even the devil’s worst attack, can harm and destroy you. The devil may seem to defeat you with his constants assaults but he shall never prevail against you because of God’s great mercies, everlasting kindness and eternal protection.
Lamentations 3:22 “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.”
Prayer of the Week
God, help me not to take your great mercy, everlasting kindness and eternal protection for granted.
Action of the Week
Show great mercy, everlasting kindness and eternal protection to your loved ones as well as people around you and even those who hurt and offend you.