During my devotions a couple days ago, these verses from Micah stood out to me.
Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.
He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.
There is a recurring theme that we see all through the Bible. That theme is God’s mercy. Countless times we read about the children of Israel sinning, being punished by God for their sins, repenting, and being restored to fellowship with God.
They were punished for doing wrong, but when they repented of their sins and returned to God, He was willing to forgive them. This happened again and again.
God’s mercy is still the same today. He has provided us with a way to be saved from our sins, and He is willing to forgive us for disobeying His law.
If we do not repent of our sins, we will not be able to receive God’s mercy. But when we repent and seek the Lord, He will forgive us and show us His mercy. I am so grateful today for God’s mercy to each of us.