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grouplicense
July 17, 2021
Inexhaustible Mercy
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
for his mercy endures forever.
Psalm 136:1

God’s “mercy endures forever” is repeated in every stanza of today’s Psalm. I can hardly wrap my head around God’s mercy, much less the idea of “forever,” except to know it’s a long time. Have you ever noticed the younger we are, the slower time passes? We all know the children’s backseat chorus, “Are we there yet?” As we age, time passes more quickly, it seems, until we consider how long forever must be. For God, time is irrelevant. God has been merciful throughout all of time—before we were born and continuing for centuries to come. The psalmist knew the difficulty of grasping the inexhaustible mercy of God, and with each repetition, we are again astonished. God calls us, too, to be merciful—not just one day or to those who say “I’m sorry.” With grateful hearts, we ask forgiveness and forgive one another every day.

- Deborah Meister

Exodus 12:37-42 • Psalm 136:1, 23-24, 10-15 Matthew 12:14-21

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July 17, 2021 at 04:32 PM

This forever and inexhaustible mercy of God is the result of an ultimate sacrifice/price paid for by Jesus on the cross! Don’t ever let me forget that! Look at the mercies in the Psalm today: (1) Mercy to the Israelites and the lives of the Egyptians first-born! Psalm 136:10-11, “Who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, for His mercy endures forever; And led Israel from their midst, for His mercy endures forever;” (2) Mercy to the Israelites and the lives of the Egyptians who pursued them! Psalm 136:15-16, “But swept Pharaoh and His army into the Red Sea, for His mercy endures forever; Who led the people through the desert, for His mercy endures forever;” (3) Mercy to those who believe and the life of Jesus! 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For our sake He made Him (Jesus) to be sin Who did not know sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” ******* In Jesus Name, I have hope! Amen :-)

July 17, 2021 at 03:12 PM

When our Deacon helps with Mass he gives the final blessing "Be merciful just as your Father is merciful."

July 17, 2021 at 02:37 PM

Those two words…”Inexhaustible Mercy”, define my relationship with Our Lord! Time after time, He forgives, fosters and loves me. I am so truly blessed…we ALL are!

July 17, 2021 at 11:23 AM

Amen.

July 17, 2021 at 10:19 AM

As Jesus taught several times Matthew 5:44 Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you

July 17, 2021 at 09:55 AM

Amen.

July 17, 2021 at 08:35 AM

Amen..

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