It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
Jeremiah did not write this because he was “looking at the bright side” of things. His people, Judah were overthrown by Babylon, their city and temple were destroyed and they were in captivity for 70 years. But he recognized the reality: the fact that they were still alive was owing to the tender mercies of God.
Likewise, we have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God. The fact that we have not been consumed in fire is a display of mercy as well. It is good for us to consider that the longsuffering of the Lord is salvation. We have been given space to repent. God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked but rather desires that every man repent and come to the knowledge of the truth.
We can allow the memory of our sin humble us so that we cry out to God – it is then that He shows His great compassion.
Jeremiah continues, “The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him”(Lam 3:24).
– Brother Pat Woods
”Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.” Romans 10:4
“If you declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”Romans 10:9&10
Our hearts control what comes out of our mouths. So when God gives us a new heart, it’s obvious what others will hear when they are in our company.
From the heart the mouth speaks.
It’s impossible for a believer to think of the cross without knowing the sacrifice Christ made on our behalf. How blessed we are.
– Sister Kasey Stokes
” For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” Ephesians 2:10
” If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.” 2 Timothy 2:21
We were created for good works. What good works were we created for? We were created for God’s good works! A work can only be a good work if it is something that God is working. We were created to participate in God’s workings. It is not up to us to establish our own good works, but it is right for us to join in on what God is working. How do we go about doing this? Well, we become joined to Him through Christ Jesus. Then and only then are we able to participate in the true good works of God. God can and will do great things in and through submissive people. We are called to be vessels which God can use for good works. This means we must empty ourselves of all pride and reliance upon our own desires, strengths, and abilities. We are only the vessel. Let us empty our vessel of ourselves so that God may fill us with Himself. Then and only then will we be vessels prepared for God’s good works.
– Sister Hillary Boyd