His Mercy Endures Forever

Every three months or so, we make available to members and guests a copy of the “Our Daily Bread” devotional. It is a wonderful little booklet filled with devotional readings, inspirational thoughts and scriptures. While nothing can replace good Bible study habits, this little booklet sure comes in handy for a brief daily portion of God’s word. If you want one for yourself or one to share with a friend, just ask and we will be happy to provide one. Today’s words are a reprint from a previous edition:

“More than ever, we live in a disposable culture. Think for a minute about some of the things that are made to be thrown away—razors, water bottles, lighters, paper plates, plastic eating utensils. Products are used, tossed, and then replaced. This disposable culture is also reflected in more significant ways. Many times true commitment in relationships is seen as optional. Marriages struggle to survive. Long-term employees are discharged just before retirement for cheaper options. A highly revered athlete leaves to join another team for more money. It seems as if nothing lasts.”

Our unchanging God, however, has promised that His loving mercy endures forever. In Psalm 136, the singer celebrates this wonderful promise by making statements about God’s wonder, work, and character. He then punctuates each statement about God with the phrase, ‘For His mercy endures forever.’ Whether it is the wonder of His creation (vv.4-9), the rescue of His people (vv.10-22), or His tender care for His own (vv.23-26), we can trust Him because His mercy will never fail. In a temporary world, the permanence of God’s mercy gives us hope. We can sing with the psalmist, ‘Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever’ (v.1).”

 

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