THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A minister was forced to stop by a traffic cop to pull over for speeding.
As the cop was about to write the ticket, the minister said to him, "Blessed
are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy."
The cop handed the minister the ticket and with a smile said, "Go thou and sin no more."
1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bath-she'-ba
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies
blot out my transgressions.
None of us can say we have been used because of our ability.
Rather, it is in spite of our inability that God has used us.
We should never have found grace in His sight, if it had not been for His mercy!
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us,
by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
William Carey is known as "the father of modern missions."
At 70, during a bad illness, he was asked, "What Scripture would you like used at your funeral."
He replied, "Oh, I feel that such a poor sinful creature is unworthy to have anything said about him;
but if a funeral sermon must be preached, let it be from the words,
'Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy lovingkindness;
according unto the multitude of Thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.'"
Three years later, on William Carey's tombstone, appeared these words:
"A wretched, poor, and helpless worm
On Thy kind arms I fall."
The best of us must be aware that we are, at our best, sinful creatures in need of mercy!
Even the great apostle Paul said, "This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief." (1 Tim 1:15)
How sweet it is to know that because of God's great mercy, grace is exuded!
In these lives we live,
let us live humbly,
aware of Godís mercy which extends His grace!
Without His mercy, there would be no grace.
Without His grace, there would be no faith.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.