God Delights in Mercy by Billy Graham


MICAH 7:18 NKJV – Who is a God like You, Pardoning iniquity And passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in  mercy.

He is Merciful

Many persons want to hear what God says just out of curiosity. They want to analyze and dissect it in their own test tubes. To these persons, God may remain the great cosmic silence “out there somewhere.” He communicates to those who are willing to hear and receive Him, and willing to obey Him. Jesus said that we must become humble as little children, and God has most often revealed Himself to the meek and the humble—to a shepherd boy like David, to a rough desert man like John the Baptist, to shepherds watching their flocks, to a girl named Mary. How does God speak? How can a blind man see? How can a deaf man hear? From the beginning God spoke to man. Adam heard the voice of the Lord in the Garden of Eden. Adam had two sons, Cain and Abel, and God spoke to them. Cain spurned that which was revealed to him, but Abel was obedient to the Word of God. Abel’s response showed that a man tainted and handicapped by sin could respond to God’s overtures. Thus, in the beginning, God began by revelation to build a bridge between Himself and people.

Daily Prayer

How merciful You are, almighty God. I seek to show this same mercy.

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9 thoughts on “God Delights in Mercy by Billy Graham

  1. I am struck today, and must confess, that I sure want His mercy for me and mine–but I’m not to eager for Him to show mercy to those I judge are not doing their job. My halo and wings just crashed to the floor, I know.

    1. Sometimes, I feel the same way. But, fortunately, God decides where the mercy goes and I just marvel that He can bless me and bless others who have wronged me, and He makes it work. After all, sometimes it takes more virtue to support good fortune than bad. Perhaps God is blessing them in order to “heap coals upon them.”

      1. Thanks Daryl–not to make big excuses, but I’m just in a tough space right now, worrying about my neighbor–my grace tank is low.

      2. Thank you–I so appreciate your encouragement. And it’s funny that you should say it doesn’t last–as God was giving me the same words this morning. Amazing good!

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