The Direction of God’s Mercy
Mercy – Hebrew word means – Love, kindness, faithfulness
*God’s Love flows like a river that never runs out!
*An elder lady said, “O Lord, Have Mercy” – He Does!
God Has Tender Mercy!
Psalms 69:16 – Hear me, O Lord; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.
David was in Great Need of Mercy
Psalms 69:1-4 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. 2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. 3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. 4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.
David Prayed and was Delivered
Psalms 69:13-16 - But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation. 14 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters. 15 Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me. 16 Hear me, O Lord; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.
I. GOD’S MERCY REACHES UPWARD
Psalms 103:11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
A. God’s Mercy Reaches Upward to the rich, the proud, the big headed, and the high-minded.
B. Reaches Beyond Outer Space (Sun, Moon, Stars) – All who humble themselves and accept Christ as Savior and Lord can be saved.
C. The Bible says: Psalms 136:26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.
II. GOD’S MERCY REACHES DOWNWARD
Psalms 136:23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:
A. God’s Mercy is Great – It Reaches Downward to the Discouraged / Distressed / Depressed / Lonely / Abandoned / Abused / Hopeless / Sad of Heart
B. God’s Mercy Reaches Up to the Proud and Haughty and Down to the Lowest, Setting them on the same level, when they become One in Christ
C. God's Mercy reached down to me and pulled me out of the sad / sinful state that I was in.
III. GOD’S MERCY REACHES INWARD
Psalms 119:76, 77 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant. 77Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.
A. God’s Mercy Reaches Inward to the Heart, Mind, and Soul – It brings comfort!
B. God’s Mercy Fills with Compassion and Love – It Heals the Broken Hearted!
C. The Bible describes MERCY as: Great / Sure / Abundant / Tender / New Every Morning / Salvation Given / Forgiveness Given / A Gift / A Reason for Hope
Titus 3:5-7 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; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
IV. GOD’S MERCY REACHES OUTWARD
Psalms 119:64 The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.
A. God’s Mercy Reaches Outward to the Whole World. The Rich & Poor / Young & Old / Small & Great / All Races
B. All Who Repent of Their Sins and Believe in/on Jesus Christ as Their Savior and Lord Will Be Saved!
Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.