The Great Compassion of our Heavenly Father: Good Morning Devotional for 10.26.2021

October 26 (JPG)

Good morning! James Montgomery Boice (1938-2000) rightly noted, “Some Psalms are addressed to God, some are spoken to other people–the righteous, sinners, Israel, the Gentile nations, other groups.  But in Psalm 103 the psalmist is speaking to himself.”

In the previous verse, the Psalmist reminded God’s covenant people, “As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12). This shows the compassion of God who provides what His children needed–rescue from the penalty of their sins and a restoration of the relationship destroyed by the sin of Adam and Eve.

We are but dust (Psalm 103:14), yet God loves us enough to send His Son to give us life eternal. From dust to eternal life. He relates to us not just as a king to his subjects, but as a father to his children. In 1 John 2:1-2, we read:

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Do you know, dear Christian, how great and vast the Father’s love is for you? You may struggle with your earthly Father, but I pray you will see the beauty of His love and compassion for you in Christ!

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