GOD IS MERCIFUL (EL RACHUM)

Carol Clegg-Lamptey

Out of the mouth of babes,…what does the Bible say?

Psalm 8:1-2 NLT –

O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
Your glory is higher than the heavens.

2 You have taught children and infants
to tell of your strength,
silencing your enemies
and all who oppose you.

My 6 year old son blurted out these words — “God is Merciful”.
Intrigued I asked who had told him that?
He replied that his teacher had.
God bless you whichever teacher that was. 😊🙏🏽🙏🏽

I asked whether he knew what it meant. Can’t remember the exact answer, but it was along the lines that God helps us when we call on Him.
Now isn’t that something!
One of the reasons I enjoy conversations with kids (particularly when they’re not asking 100s of questions mind you! 😅)

GOD IS MERCIFUL.

When I hear these words I recall the following
– the salvation story. Imagine it,..we sinned against God and yet He made a way for us to come back to Him by giving His own Son as an atonement for our sins. Who does that ????

– the song – ‘Mercy said No’ by Cece Winans

– God clothing Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden even after they had sinned against Him.

– God sparing the town of Nineveh when they repented, much to Jonah’s dismay!

What is mercy?
Compassion or forgiveness shown towards someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.

What an apt definition!

A few things I found online concerning God’s mercy.
Mercy is an essential aspect of God’s character. 

Exodus 34:6 NIV –
And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

God’s mercy was demonstrated when He made us alive in Jesus Christ. 

Ephesians 2:4-5 NIV –
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,

5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved

God loves mercy and and teaches us to be merciful just as He is.

Matthew 5:7 NIV –
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.

So yes,.. God is merciful and we are more than grateful for this attribute of His.

And oh, by the way the Hebrew name for this attribute is EL RACHUM, which means compassionate (merciful) God — Deuteronomy 4:31. Please take time to read it.

Amen and amen!

The Word of God, thanks be to God!
🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

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Carol Clegg-Lamptey who goes by the pen name CCL is a trained specialist ophthalmologist with an interest in medical retina. Having battled with depression over the years, she seeks to encourage others who may be down to fix their eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith. For with Christ in the vessel,..we shall surely smile at the storm. ...Read More
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