The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. All your works praise you, LORD; your faithful people extol you. They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.
God is gracious! He gives us what we don’t deserve and could never earn. His gift of salvation was purchased in full by Jesus on the cross and is offered to all. The gift is presented free of charge without condition.
God is compassionate! He saw our need and did something about it. He sent His Son to pay the penalty of sin. In compassion God stooped down to do for us what we could not do for ourselves. He cleanses our hearts and gives us a fresh start.
God is slow to anger! God does not treat us as our sins deserve. He is patient with our human failure and stubbornness. He welcomes us home when we leave for a time and do regrettable things. He wishes that none perish but all would repent and come home.
God is rich in love! God loved the world in this way: He sent His Son to die on our behalf on the cross. Jesus came to bear our sin in His body at Calvary. He took the wrath of sin for us.
Lord Jesus, how can I ever begin to thank You for Your great love? Words cannot express my gratitude. Help me thank You with my life. In Your name. Amen.
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