Mercy

God Has Not Rejected His People - Romans 11:1 – 11:12 (commentary)

Romans 11 is devoted to presenting proof that God is not through with Israel. Five witnesses are used to prove there is a future in God’s plan for the Jews.1. The Apostle Paul (v. 1). If God has completely turned His back on Israel, then how can the conversion of the Apostle Paul …

Israel Lost Their Fear of God - Exodus 20:18 – 20:26 (commentary)

In this passage we find Israel acknowledging that they are unable to deal with God directly and needed a mediator which was Moses (vv. 18-21). The people that gathered before the mountain were full of fear and awe (Exodus 19:16). They wanted to hear from God through Moses and not …

Moses Blames Aaron For Making The Golden Calf - Exodus 32:11 – 32:35 (commentary)

Moses tries to get God to change his mind (v. 11).While still on the mountain Moses heard that his people had sinned but he did not seek to justify their actions. However, he pleaded with God for mercy and to not destroy the people (vv. 11-13). Because of Moses prayer God changed …

Reaching Sinners And Tax Collectors - Matthew 9:9 – 9:13 (commentary)

As Jesus was going down the street He sees Matthew collecting taxes at a booth and invites him to be His disciple. Matthew immediately closed up his booth and began to follow the Lord (v. 9). It seems that not long after this Matthew held a dinner at his house and invited Jesus a …

God Delivered David Because of His Integrity - Psalms 41:10 – 41:13 (commentary)

After turning his thoughts from the horrible past David rejoices in who God is:A God who is merciful (v. 10) - David prays for the Lord’s mercy and that he will raise him up. He knew that it was because of his great sin that he was in this trouble and that it was only God that co …

The Destiny of The Man of Faith - Psalms 52:8 – 52:9 (commentary)

In this passage the Psalmist contrasts those who live righteously with those who live in wickedness like Doeg. It seems that David’s thoughts go back to the Mount of Olives where he had met with Ahimelech. He could still see the long rows of olive trees, green and bowed down with …

The Mercy of The Lord is Everlasting - Psalms 103:15 – 103:22 (commentary)

At the end of Psalm 103 the psalmist contrasts the fleeting character of man’s life with the everlasting character of God’s mercy. God does not change; His mercy is without beginning and it is without end. David tries to show that even though man’s life is transitory, he is estab …

A Prayer For Mercy - Psalms 123:1 – 123:4 (commentary)

The psalmist lifts his eyes to God, waiting and watching for Him to send His mercy (v. 1). The more he waits, the more he cries out to God, realizing that the evil and the proud offers no help as the only thing they have is contempt for God (vv. 3-4). Our Lord Jesus has taught us …

God’s Love Never Fails - Psalms 136:1 – 136:12 (commentary)

Every verse in this Psalm ends in the words “His mercy endureth for ever.” It follows the progress of the events from the creation in Genesis to the conquest of Canaan recorded in Joshua. Here are some of the reasons we need to praise Him:For what He is (vv 1-3)For what …

Jonah Preaches At Nineveh - Jonah 3:1 – 3:4 (commentary)

The Lord in His grace and mercy speaks to Jonah a second time (v. 1). Despite his previous unfaithfulness, Jonah is given a second opportunity to carry out his work for the Lord. The command given to him in (v. 2) is essentially the same as that given to him in 1:2. It reveal …

Daniel Cries Out to God For Mercy - Daniel 9:11 – 9:19 (commentary)

The events of this chapter took place sixty nine years after Daniel had been carried captive to Babylon. This was after the fall of Babylon to the Medes and Persians and in the first year of the reign of Darius. Even though Daniel was extremely busy he found time to study …