God delights to show mercy

Reading:  Shepherd your people with your staff, the flock of your inheritance, which lives by itself in a forest, in fertile pasture-lands. Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead as in days long ago.

‘As in the days when you came out of Egypt, I will show them my wonders.’

Nations will see and be ashamed, deprived of all their power. They will put their hands over their mouths and their ears will become deaf. They will lick dust like a snake, like creatures that crawl on the ground. They will come trembling out of their dens; they will turn in fear to the Lord our God and will be afraid of you. Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry for ever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea. You will be faithful to Jacob, and show love to Abraham, as you pledged on oath to our ancestors in days long ago.
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Micah‬ ‭7:14-20‬ ‭(NIV)

Prayer: Father, we thank you for your willingness to show mercy to all who come to you seeking forgiveness.  May your gift of salvation, offered through  the atoning death of Jesus on the cross, draw men and women to you in repentance.  Amen

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