Wednesday, July 23, 2008

What I Learned Today

A random picture from our travels today. This is a new water fountain in San Pedro.

Tonight, at Bible study we were looking at Psalm 25: 6-7. Specifically we were looking at some of the attributes of God. This message was so timely for me as I have been struggling with doubt recently. God is so good to teach me through His word and His shepherd. 

God is merciful- Psalm 25:6
God's love is steadfast (This is a covenant love) - Psalm 25:6
God is forgiving- Psalm 25:7

God does not give us His mercy, steadfast love or forgiveness based on our merit. These are gifts from Him, because He has made a covenant with us. 

We need to constantly remind ourselves of these attributes. We need to humble ourselves in front of our living Father so we can experience these wonderful gifts.

We also looked at Psalm 103:11-14

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
For he knows our frame; 
he remembers that we are dust.

What a wonderful reminder of God's love, grace and mercy.

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