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Mercy & Faithfulness

January 3, 2015

2 His own right hand and his holy arm •
have won for him the victory.
3 The Lord has made known his salvation; •
his deliverance has he openly shown in the sight of the nations.
4 He has remembered his mercy and faithfulness
towards the house of Israel, •
and all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
5 Sound praises to the Lord, all the earth; •
break into singing and make music.
6 Make music to the Lord with the lyre, •
with the lyre and the voice of melody.
7 With trumpets and the sound of the horn •
sound praises before the Lord, the King.

These words of the Psalmist echo in my mind as of late. We, as the created, from time to time forget how to show mercy and be faithful. That is not saying that we do not have the capacity to show these traits, but choose not to demonstrate them to those around us. We demand others to show us mercy and be faithful to us, yet we only want to return these actions in times when it is convenient for us.
Is that the picture that the psalmist is painting for us here? God shows us mercy and faithfulness even though we continuously miss the mark. However if we learn from our mistakes and grow toward sharing God’s mercy and faithfulness with the rest of creation… We will honor our God. Not only in our actions but through our lives. God will continue to bless our lives and the song of life we live and sing to God’s honor. May we all show mercy and faithfulness in our dealings with one another and grow from our shortcomings.
Thanks be to God.

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