God’s mercy underlies our redemption, our regeneration, His supply for our daily Christian walk, and our certainty of the eternal future in New Jerusalem. As we conclude our posts on God’s mercy, here are some verses from a hymn written by Witness Lee (music). We “glorify God for His mercy” (Romans 15:9).
God, we praise Thee for Thy mercy,
__’Tis so great and so profound!
In our weakness and our failures;
__With its greatness it abounds.
We adore Thee! we adore Thee!
__With such mercy we’ve been crowned!
Mercy reaches us even when we are in our weakness and in failures. And what day do we not have failure? Therefore we can join the praise of Lamentations 3:22-23, “His compassions do not fail; they are new every morning.” We fail but His compassions never fail. Of course, we will not have failures in New Jerusalem, but His mercies, His compassions will still be there.
We can never cease to praise Thee,
__As Thy mercy e’er endures;
All Thy grace and all Thy favor,
__Ever for us it secures.
Trusting in it, trusting in it,
__Thy sure mercy us assures.
Without God’s mercy in redemption we could never have begun the path to New Jerusalem. To arrive in New Jerusalem, we surely need life and the growth in life which only God can give (1 Corinthians 3:6), yet without mercy for redemption, we are shut out from life (one two three posts on this). God’s mercy secures all God’s grace and all God’s favor for us; trusting in mercy and praising for mercy, we have assurance unto New Jerusalem.
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