Lamentations 3:22 They are new every morning: Great is thy faithfulness.
Come to the recognition that the flow of God’s grace and mercy towards your life will never run out. Despite their many failures, His grace and mercy never ran out for the people of Israel and Judah, neither will it run out for you. It was this understanding that Jonah had why He did not want to go down to Nineveh because he knew that if they repented, God would have saved them from the planned destruction. God’s grace and mercy keeps flowing towards us even when we have wronged Him.
The people of Israel wronged God but He was still gracious and merciful to them. The first evidence of that is that he allowed their sin and idolatry to continue for many years; if His grace and mercy had ceased, He would have destroyed all of them at the outset. Instead, He warned them and when his warnings were ignored, He allowed them to be taken into captivity in Babylon. As difficult as that period was for the people of Judah and Israel it was not designed to destroy them, the purpose was to turn them back to God. Even during what seemed like the most difficult time in their existence the flow of God’s grace and mercy towards them never stopped. Jeremiah acknowledged this in Lamentations 3:22 when he attributed the fact that they were not consumed to God’s grace and mercy. He said “It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not”.
Additionally, he gave the reason why God’s grace and mercy never run out: it is because “they are new every morning”. They being new every morning is a product of His “great faithfulness”. God is faithful to bring to past all that he has promised or purposed concerning the people of Judah and Israel, so every day he gave them a fresh supply of His grace and mercy with a view to get them to where He wanted them to be.
Despite your failings and mistakes expect God to direct a fresh dose of his grace and mercy towards you every day.
Life Application: Do not take God’s grace and mercy for granted, instead respond by being more consistent in living by His words.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your grace and mercy towards us. Thank you for never giving up on us. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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