8 The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.
9 The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
As we look to the Psalms to ignite our prayers, we come today to Psalm 145 that gives more insight into what God is like. Gracious! Compassionate! Slow to anger! Rich in love! It should stagger us that the God who is transcendent and too big to be understood by our teeny-weeny human brains is also this way towards us. Another part of the Bible talks of God being long-suffering; He withholds judgement of sin allowing us plenty of time to repent. And he does this because he is abounding in love.
We really need to try and grasp God’s love for us because it changes everything and forms the foundation for our relationship with him. A song based on these verses goes on to quote another verse: “as far as the East is from the West, that’s how far he has removed our transgressions from us”. That’s the Psalmist using infinite terms and trying to illustrate God’s love and compassion towards us. God’s disposition towards us is not one to punish our sins but to forgive them and allow us to have fullness of life in him.
The Lord is good to all. The Lord is good to me! You can say that to yourself as you ignite your prayers. Remind yourself of his goodness and unfailing love. This is where true gratitude starts. Thank him that he does not hold your sins against you but that he forgives them freely. He makes a choice to never remember them again. He removes the distance between himself and you and calls you to draw near. He loves you so much! If this doesn’t fuel your prayers, I’m not sure what else will. This is a time to thank God and to enjoy his grace and goodness. Enjoy!
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Psalm 150 is the last chapter of a very long book and a perfect way to end such an amazing book. It's a very short chapter with only 6 verses and in t
<blockquote>My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me,
so far from my cries of anguish?
<blockquote><sup>1</sup> Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of m
<blockquote>I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
<blockquote>Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents
<blockquote><sup>9</sup> The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring for ever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. <sup>10</su
<blockquote>Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Psalms 8:1</blockquote>
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