Wednesday, November 05, 2014

November 5, 2014 … Mercy Undeserved

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 309

Devotional Song: Go to this link  … Please take the time to take in the lyrics and hear the poignant song, sung by Queen Latifah Fix Me, Jesus. proclaiming the prayer of any contrite and humble Christian who recognizes his/her sin and desire God’s undeserved, but ever gracious, mercy.

Highlight Passage - NKJV Genesis 32: 10a … Jacob prays to God with incomplete contrition …
  10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which You have shown Your servant; … 
Highlight Context - Genesis 32: 3-12 [NKJV]GO TO THIS LINK …   Jacob, broken and afraid, finally comes to surrender to God’s mercy

Reference Passage #1 … Psalm 147: 11 [NKJV]
  11 The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, … in those who hope in His mercy. 

Reference Passage #2 … Isaiah 53: 6 [NKJV]
  28 All we like sheep have gone astray. We have turned, everyone, to his own way; and the Lord has laid upon Him the iniquity of us all. 

Reference Passage #3 … Romans 9: 14-18 [NKJV] … GO TO THIS LINK …   God has mercy on those He wills to have mercy

My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread devotional entry, authored by David Roper, with highlight and reference Scriptures [see above], helps this forgetful sinner to remember that God didn’t have to save His children. He didn’t have to save or make a covenant with a con-man like Jacob. He didn’t have to allow me, a reprobate, to come to the cross and receive His loving mercy and saving grace.

 No, He didn’t have to; … but He did.

 And He first prophesied [see Isaiah 53: 6] and then God sent His son to die on a cross [you know John 3:16] so that even sinners like me … or Jacob … or the Apostle Paul … could be saved through our faith in His undeserved mercy and amazing grace.

 Will you join me, taking in my journaling this day, to be thankful to God for the undeserved mercy He has extended through the cross … to reach down and save and sanctify His wayward lambs? That's you and me, friend. ... Oh, let us be ever grateful for His tender mercy and His amazing grace.

My Prayer for Today … Thank You, Lord, as Queen Latifah sings, … for fixing me! … Amen

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