Tozer Quote 034: God is Merciful

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I’ve been reflecting on God’s mercy lately. In particularly this verse from James: Mercy triumphs over judgement.

I am beyond the realms of God’s mercy – in my opinion. But praise Jesus that my opinion doesn’t matter, and that His does. Where judgement once stood, mercy now stands, taller and stronger.

Love these words of Tozer:

If we could remember that the divine mercy is not a temporary mood but an attribute of God’s eternal being, we would no longer fear that it will someday cease to be. 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.

To receive mercy we must first know that God is merciful. And it is not enough to believe that He once showed mercy to Noah or Abraham or David and will again show mercy in some happy future day. We must believe that God’s mercy is boundless, free and, through Jesus Christ our Lord, available to us now in our present situation.

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