April 30, 2019

Behold, Our God! 2

By: Larry Shaffer

The amazing McCary family!

Behold, Our God! 2 

This week, let’s reflect upon the amazing attributes of God through this compilation of attributes & scriptures. They describe, from God’s Word, the attributes of God that He directs toward those He loves.  

See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God. I John 3:1 

Great is Your Mercy (to withhold what we deserve) 

  • David said to Gad, ‘I am in deep distress. Let us fall into the hands of the Lord, for His mercy is great; but do not let me fall into human hands. 2 Samuel 24:14 
  • Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions. Psalms 51:1 
  • But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ. Ephesians 2:4,5 
  • To give to His people the knowledge of salvation, by the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, with which the Sunrise from on high will visit us; to shine upon those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet in the way of peace. Luke 1:77-79 
  • Father, how is it that you saw me when I was poor, destitute, wandering aimlessly down the dark alleys and feeding on the trash of the streets? What about me gained your attention? How is it that you saw me, took me into your palace, bathed me, fed me and wiped away every ounce of shame and despair? Every remnant of my past failures is wiped away as well as every foolish thing I will do in the future. Behind and before there is no hint of condemnation, no ledger of wrongdoing, no record of my sins? Where did they go? They are nowhere to be found! Who deserves such mercy? I know I don’t; nevertheless, here it is. Mercy Me! May I now live everyday ‘pinching myself’ as a reminder that I AM UTTERLY AND TOTALLY FORGIVEN! 

Great is Your Grace (to give us what we don’t deserve) 

  • And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 
  • For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and not of yourselves, it is a gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 
  • But He gives a greater grace. Therefore, it says, ‘God is opposed to the proud but gives grace to the humble. James 4:6 
  • But we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus… Acts 15:11 
  • Therefore, let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 
  • Father, Your grace gives, it pours out, it lavishes; it’s more than we deserve, more than we know, more than we can use, more than is needed! Simple gifts and blessings would do. But You don’t stop there. Your give us EVERYTHING we need. You give beyond what we can ask or think; abundantly beyond what we ask or think; exceedingly, abundantly, beyond what we can ask or think…You give. Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wrench like me. Amen!