Enduring Mercy – 1 Chronicles 16:34

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1 Chronicles 16:34 – O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

We take so many things for granted. Sunshine, clean air, water, food, shelter, and clothing are just a few things many of us just assume we will have in abundance everyday. I for one have rarely wanted for anything, and my blessings are beyond count. One of the greatest assumptions we make is that God’s mercy endures through all our sins and shortcomings.

Why do we make this assumption? Because God is that reliable. God’s patience and endurance so far exceeds ours that we cannot fully comprehend why He does not strike down sinners immediately. We wonder why bad things happen without the ability to see how all things can and do work together for those that love the Lord (Romans 8:28). Sometimes the picture is too large for us to see.

Even so, we should praise God for mercy. Without enduring mercy, we are doomed. “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

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