Mercy and Comfort
Scripture reading for July 27th: Psalm 51-54, 2nd Corinthians 1
Key Scriptures: 2nd Corinthians 1:2-4 “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our afflictions, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
Paul sends grace to the Church at Corinth from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. He recognized that God was the source of all mercy and comfort. In fact, Paul calls God “The Father of mercies” and “God of all comfort.” Mercy is God’s unmerited favor of grace and forgiveness, given to sinners who deserve wrath. Grace is the opposite of what we deserve! Having received this mercy, we can now share that with others in need.
Psalm 51:10, 13 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” . . .”Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners will return to You.”
Prayer: Lord, thank You for Your great mercy, beyond what I deserve. May I have grace overflowing today to share with others in need. Amen.