Thursday, October 22, 2009
COVENANT OF MERCY
The theme occupying my mind for some days past is that of mercy.
This we find in every part of Divine inspiration. We love to see it in the Book we delight to feel it in our hearts, with the firm persuasion that it is experienced there wholly of the Father's will and good pleasure, the Saviour's grace and mediation, and by the revelation of these to our hearts by the Glorifier of God's Christ God the Holy Ghost.
"I will sing of mercy and judgment," said the Psalmist, "unto Thee, O Lord, will I sing." (Psalm 101:1).
And if some of us live until tomorrow we shall read, no doubt, that blessed new covenant psalm, the 89th, beginning with mercy, flowing with mercy, concluding with mercy, with mercy which never ends. See how mercy is extolled in that 136th Psalm. There at the end of every verse twenty-six times we find ourselves refreshed with mercy, delivered with mercy, preserved, with mercy, guided by mercy, remembered in mercy, redeemed with mercy, fed with mercy, overcome with mercy. "His mercy endureth for ever." I love to sing
By Thomas Bradbury