Many churches throughout the world use a Bible reading schedule called a "lectionary." It's just a fancy word meaning "selected readings." Posts like this reflect on the readings for an upcoming Sunday or other Church holiday, as found in the three-year lectionary.
Psalm 103:1-12 calls the reader to rejoice, to be glad. The Lord has given many benefits. He is the one who gives healing, forgiveness, and mercy. He buys us back from our slavery to sin. He gives justice to his people. He shows us how to live before him.
This is all from the mercy of God. He has shown his love for us. He has foriven all who believe him. The New Testament shows this love in Jesus, who lived righly before God, who died as the penalty for our sin, and who rose from the dead to show that he had overcome death. This is God’s great love for his people.
Verse 11 says that God’s love is as high as the heavens are above the earth. That’s something we could never measure adequately. It just goes on and on forever. He has taken our sins away from us as far apart as east and west. Again, we could never measure that. It goes on forever.
May the God of all mercy and grace show his love to each and every one of us. May he give us confidence to trust him in all things.
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