The Mercy of God

Jeremiah 2:2 (KJV)

Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.

The words of the Lord are filled with pathos. What love the Father hath bestowed upon us that He remembers us. The setting is Israel in the wilderness. God says of them then that He remembers

I’ve read the account of Israel in the wilderness.

But they also

They eventually made it to the Promised Land, but it was forty years later and a whole new generation.

God can remember those bad things every bit as well as the good things. He wrote them in a book for us and has seen to it that it has been preserved perfectly. But the mercy of God chooses to look only at the good. To be sure, He corrected the Jews. That was the message of Jeremiah, but He remembers the good.

The same can be said of the Christian today. God can see our sin, weakness, unfaithfulness, and self-willfulness. He teaches us that He intends to correct those things and He gives us preachers of His Word to warn us to repent. Don’t take the mercy of God for granted. At the end of the day, be thankful that God remembers when you came to His Son Jesus and became hidden in His righteousness.

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Marvin McKenzie

Pastor, self published Amazon Author, avid student of the Bible. teacher of the Word of God in college level . Daily visit with God