I’m finally getting back to a project that I started last year. I realized that even though I wrote about day three of my worship journey in my journal, I never posted it here–I went from day 2 to day 4. My apologies.
But I, by Your great mercy, will come into Your house; in reverence will I bow down toward Your holy temple. Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies–make straight Your way before me.
Mercy means “compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one’s power; also, lenient or compassionate treatment.” God’s mercy is a GREAT thing. Since He’s perfect, our sins are beyond completely repulsive and offensive to Him. Even so, He loves us. The punishment for sin is death, yet Christians don’t pay for their sins by their death. Christ’s death was sufficient. God’s mercy has been shown to man since the banishment of Adam & Eve from the Garden of Eden. At the time, it didn’t seem merciful, yet it was the most merciful and loving thing God could have done.