Goodness and Mercy

Goodness and Mercy

Psalm 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

The Christian life consists of both goodness and mercy. These two travel with us on our journey through the valley of this world and lead us up to the gates of Zion. God is good in His mercy and merciful in His goodness. We would not get anywhere on our journey without God's goodness and mercy.

In our Lord Jesus Christ we see both God's goodness and His mercy. God is good to us in sending His Son Jesus to die for our sins, undeserving though we may be. Who would not want to turn from their sin knowing how good God has been to us in sending the Lord of glory to die for the sons of earth. The goodness of God leads us to repentance (Romans 2:4). God also shows His mercy by forgiving all those who truly trust the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness. Our Lord Jesus Christ became sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21). When we place our faith in the blood of Jesus' atoning death on the cross, there is no end to God's mercy towards us. It follows us all the days of our life and will surely lead us through the gates of heaven.

His mercy is new every morning, great is His faithfulness. Our Lord Jesus Christ has promised to never leave us nor forsake us, and so His goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our life. Jesus said he has gone to prepare a place for us that where He is there we may be also. He also said He would come again and receive us to Himself. In this is fulfilled David's request that he dwell in the house of the Lord forever. We like David will have the blessing of dwelling in the house of the Lord if we believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and trust Him for salvation. Let's place our hope in the Lord Jesus Christ such that we may all gather together above to praise Him, to behold His glory which His Father has given Him, for His Father loved Him before the foundation of the world.

Psalm 130:7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

Hebrews 13:20-21
Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

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