Good Morning Warrior!
“God’s Mercy and Compassion”
Text: 1Chron. 21:13
“And David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Please let me fall into the hand of the LORD, for His mercies are very great; but do not let me fall into the hand of man.”
“God’s Mercy and Compassion ,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
David’s numbering of Israel was a sin against God. A person numbers “only what belongs to him.” By numbering Israel David had treated the army of Israel “as belonging to him,” rather than belonging to God. In other words the Servant David was taking the place of the Master Almighty God - numbering what belonged to God.
God told David to chose his punishment from among three judgements. All the judgements were severe and in this distress David Chose to “fall into the hand of the LORD, for His mercies are very great.”
King David was very familiar with God’s Mercy of Forgiveness and God’s Compassion. This event was near the end of David’s life; and his history with God had shown him that God’s Mercy of Forgiveness and Compassion had helped him endure the harvest from sin throughout his life.
This is the Warrior’s Confidence in times of great distress! When we mess up we can Always Choose to “fall into the hand of the LORD, for His mercies are very great.”
Jeremiah, the “Weeping Prophet,” was very familiar with the LORD’s Great Mercy and Compassion, through a lifetime of distress. This is why he brings us this Truth in his Lamentations:
“Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I hope in Him!” (Lamentations 3:22-24).
The Apostle John shares this Truth with us also:
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”(1John 1:9)
Listen up Warrior! In your distress from reaping the harvest from sin (Gal.6:7-8), remember God’s Mercy of Forgiveness of sin includes God’s all sufficient Grace and Compassion to endure the reaping of sin’s harvest.
In this way, the Warrior knows very well God’s Mercy and Compassion. Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,