Posted by: Larry Hoekman | April 5, 2017

Psalms — Psalm 103:13-18 – Our God; Our Father!

Day 2716: Continuing thru Psalm 103.

Scripture: Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust. As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. When the wind has passed over it, it is no more, and its place acknowledges it no longer.

But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep His covenant and remember His precepts to do them.  Psalm 103:13-18

Thoughts/questions: When one watches their child fail at trying to do something beyond their capabilities, anger isn’t usually the response – we consider the situation and show compassion and patience. God does the same with His followers.

Life is too much for us. Its demands require more than we can achieve by ourselves, plus even if one gains the whole world and loses their own soul, what profit is that? We are but dust, and the world will eventually acknowledge most of us no longer. We may flourish for awhile, but in reference to eternity, all of our days are like grass. Therefore, our God responds with compassion. No wonder He is worthy of our love!

Those who fear Him receive compassion; God’s lovingkindness; and our grandkids are given righteousness! Giving God His proper respect has some great results!!!

Suggested Prayer: Almighty Father, Your compassion brings me comfort for now and for eternity . . .

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