The Compassion of the Lord
September 7, 2011 § 1 Comment
Psalm 103:8-13 is not the type of Biblical material that you explain to people. It is pure music to the ears. As with good music, you just listen to it over and over. It takes away the anxiety and guilt of an insecure people like all of us who struggle to survive in the competitive culture of a performance oriented world. Just listen to it: “The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger for ever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him…” (103:8-13). We all need someone in our lives who truly believes in us. God wants to affirm to us every day that He is the God of second chances whose unconditional love can never be taken away from us.