For great is Your mercy toward me, and You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol. Psalm 85:13
Judges are not always known to have mercy upon someone. They are more known for throwing the full book of the law against someone who has done something wrong. Occasionally there is a judge who sees someone who is truly repentant and has mercy upon that person. Once in a while a judge will lighten or even remove the sentence of judgement and deliver the person from the harsh judgement of the law, having mercy upon the person.
David recognized God great mercy towards him, and that God had delivered his soul from death.
Anytime someone has done something wrong or made a bad choice, the person desires for those in authority to have mercy in the judgement. No one wants to go through the full extent of punishment by the law, no matter how much it is deserved.
Judgements made by judges on this earth are just temporary judgements. The punishment only lasts for a time and is over.
God has set a standard for every person to live. It is one of holiness and righteousness. However, no person, except Jesus, has ever been able to live up to God’s standard of living. The moment one has sinned against God, that person deserves the harshest punishment for all eternity.
In His great love and mercy, God has provided a way for a person to have eternal life, despite having sinned against Him. His great mercy is found in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus died and rose again so that the person who believes in Him may receive forgiveness and be delivered from the judgement of death and be given eternal life, though not deserved or earned.
From the moment you first sinned as a child, you have a death sentence upon your head. There is a judgement against you to send you to hell for all eternity. The only way to get out of that judgement is by the mercy of God found in Jesus Christ, who died for you and is willing to forgive you of those sins. Be willing to repent of your sins and seek His mercy. Accept what Jesus has done for you and be delivered from the judgement of eternal death and separation from God.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will seek God’s mercy upon your life; that you will repent of your sins against God; that you will know the deliverance Jesus provides from eternal death; and that you will know and accept God’s mercy towards you.
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