Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your unfailing love; according to Your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Psalm 51:1
“Mercy never began to be, but from eternity was; so it will never cease to be. It will never be more since it is itself infinite; and it will never be less because the infinite cannot suffer diminution. Nothing that has occurred or will occur in heaven or earth or hell can change the tender mercies of our God. Forever His mercy stands, a boundless, overwhelming immensity of divine pity and compassion.”
A. W. Tozer in Knowledge of the Holy, 64. It’s great to be home safe. It’s a shocker to go from warm and tropical to cold and snowy. The new header photo illustrates the frigid weather that welcomed me home. Today we look at compassion through the eyes of a classic author and pastor.
We are all sinners. The fact that we don’t get the condemnation we deserve is because of God’s mercy. He does not leave us in our mess of our sin but in His unconditional love, He meets us where I are, shows us love, and delivers us from slavery to freedom in His boundless compassion.
That’s what we get to do with our generosity toward others because of the unfailing love and boundless mercy and compassion of God. We get to give others what we graciously received. God, thanks for Your mercy, help our love to not fail, and fill us with divine pity and compassion. Amen.