Mercy of God, The

  • Is part of His character.

    Exodus 34:6-7 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, 7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

  • DESCRIBED AS
    • Great.

      Numbers 14:18 The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.

      Isaiah 54:7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.

    • Rich.

      Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

    • Manifold.

      Nehemiah 9:27 Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.

      Lamentations 3:32 But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.

    • Plenteous.

      Psalms 86:5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

      Psalms 103:8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

    • Abundant.

      1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

    • Sure.

      Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

      Micah 7:20 Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.

    • Everlasting.

      1 Chronicles 16:34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

      Psalms 89:28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.

      Psalms 106:1 Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

      Psalms 107:1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

      Psalms 136 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. 3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. 4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever. ...

    • Tender.

      Psalms 25:6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.

      Psalms 103:4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

      Luke 1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,

    • New every morning.

      Lamentations 3:23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

    • High as heaven.

      Psalms 36:5 Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

      Psalms 103:11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

    • Filling the earth.

      Psalms 119:64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.

    • Over all His works.

      Psalms 145:9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

  • Is His delight.

    Micah 7:18 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.

  • MANIFESTED
    • In the sending of Christ.

      Luke 1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,

    • In salvation.

      Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

    • In long-suffering.

      Lamentations 3:22 It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

      Daniel 9:9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;

    • To His people.

      Deuteronomy 32:43 Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.

      1 Kings 8:23 And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart:

    • To them that fear Him.

      Psalms 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

      Luke 1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

    • To returning backsliders.

      Jeremiah 3:12 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep anger for ever.

      Hosea 14:4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.

      Joel 2:13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

    • To repentant sinners.

      Psalms 32:5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

      Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

      Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

      Luke 15:18-20 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, 19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

    • To the afflicted.

      Isaiah 49:13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.

      Isaiah 54:7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.

    • To the fatherless.

      Hosea 14:3 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.

    • To whom He will.

      Hosea 2:23 And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.

      Romans 9:15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

      Romans 9:18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.

    • With everlasting kindness.

      Isaiah 54:8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.

  • A ground of hope.

    Psalms 130:7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

    Psalms 147:11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

  • A ground of trust.

    Psalms 52:8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

  • SHOULD BE
    • Sought for ourselves.

      Psalms 6:2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

    • Sought for others.

      Galatians 6:16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

      1 Timothy 1:2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

      2 Timothy 1:18 The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.

    • Pleaded in prayer.

      Psalms 6:4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

      Psalms 25:6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.

      Psalms 51:1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

    • Rejoiced in.

      Psalms 31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;

    • Magnified.

      1 Chronicles 16:34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

      Psalms 115:1 Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.

      Psalms 118:1-4 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. 3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. 4 Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

      Psalms 118:29 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

  • Typified.

    Mercy-seat,

    Exodus 25:17 And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.

  • Exemplified.

    Lot,

    Genesis 19:16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

    Genesis 19:19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:

    Epaphroditus,

    Philippians 2:27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

    Paul,

    1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

 
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