Remember Thy Tender Mercies

Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindness; for they have been ever of old.

Psalm 25:6

This is a great prayer.  It was great prayer back in David’s day and it is a great prayer right now for me a few thousand years later.  The Bible tells us in Lamentations 3:22 that “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not”.  The only reason that we are still breathing is the tender mercy of the Lord.  The only reason that we can have our sins forgiven is the tender mercies of the Lord.  His tender mercies and lovingkindness are things that we desperately need the Lord to remember.  We have a natural tendency to go astray and rebel against God.  Every day, our sinful flesh finds some new (or old) way to reject Him. 

And yet, through all of that, He still remembers His mercies and He still remembers His lovingkindness.  Our sins deserve punishment, but God is rich in mercy.  He is so merciful that He sent His beloved Son to die for our sins. 

His tender mercies and His lovingkindness aren’t new things, the Psalmist says that “they have been ever of old”.  God has always been a merciful and loving God.  May we flee to Him for mercy when we sin and may we walk with Him and enjoy and be thankful for His lovingkindness!

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