Today’s Promise

July 11, 2022

Your God is Gracious, Merciful, and Loving

The Lord is gracious and merciful; Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.
Psalm 145:8

The more you know about God, the deeper your faith grows. The more you read the Bible, the more you develop a better understanding of who God is. Today’s promise gives us a clearer understanding of the character of God.

Four Character Qualities of God

This short promise gives us four character qualities of God. Each character quality gives us a better understanding of God and how we relate to Him. Let’s look at these four beautiful qualities of the God you serve.

God is Gracious
First, God is gracious. God’s grace is His love in action. Grace is the favor of God. Grace is getting what you don’t deserve. God’s grace sent Jesus into this world to pay the price for your sins. 

His grace reached out to you before you ever cared for Him, and His grace keeps you in close fellowship with Him. God’s grace is never-ending and overflows to you. You will never tap the depth of God’s incredible grace.

God is Merciful
Second, God is merciful. Where grace is getting what you don’t deserve, mercy is not getting what you do deserve. God’s mercy is another expression of His love. God’s greatest mercy is the forgiveness of your sin. Your sin debt is paid through the mercy of God. His mercy opens the door to His presence.

God is Slow to Anger
Third, God is slow to anger. Although God is a God of mercy and grace, He is also a God of justice. Sin brings separation from Him. Sin always leads to death. For those who refuse to turn from their sin, judgment will come. However, God is slow to anger. God always gives room for repentance. At times, His wrath is poured out in righteous judgment, but only as a last resort. God patiently gives time for repentance and restoration.

God is Loving
Finally, God is great in lovingkindness. Lovingkindness is commitment love. Some translations call it “loyal love.” It is God’s steadfast love for His people. God’s lovingkindness releases His grace and mercy into your life. I love that the psalmist added “great in” to His lovingkindness. God is overflowing in his commitment to love you today.

Look at that promise again.

The Lord is gracious and merciful; Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness. – Psalm 145:8

Make these confessions.

  • God’s grace and mercy are flowing over me today.
  • God is patient with me as I grow in my walk with Him. 
  • When I sin, God is slow to anger and gives me time to repent.
  • God’s commitment love keeps me in close fellowship with Him.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen

The God you serve is full of grace and mercy. He is slow to anger and great in His commitment love for you.

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7 Comments

  1. Judith Nadunga July 11, 2022 at 7:18 am - Reply

    I am thankful for God’s goodness, grace and mercy that l am shown every day

    God bless you richly sir for this great promise

  2. Omer July 11, 2022 at 7:39 am - Reply

    I am so overwhelmingly grateful
    for all of God’s attributes.God is so wonderful. We do not have the words to adiquately describe how wonderf
    He is.

    • Sameer July 14, 2022 at 1:08 am - Reply

      God is abound with Grace, Mercy and Love. I cannot thank Him enough for what He has done for me. It is His graciousness, mercy and love, I walk the path of righteousness in Him and believe he will never forsake me. Thank You Lord. Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.

  3. Lily July 11, 2022 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    God is a wonderful Father, I can’t thank I God enough for all he has done in my life.
    His unconditional love is the greatest thing I’ve ever had.
    🙏🙏♥️

  4. NNC July 11, 2022 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    Yes over and over and over again even when I fall short of His glory. Thank you God for never giving up on me 🙏🏽♥️

  5. Courage October 10, 2022 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    I am a sinner
    I masturbate can I be save?

    • Billy Taylor October 11, 2022 at 4:37 pm - Reply

      Absolutely. I’d like to show you how you can be saved, and how you can gain control of your desires. Contact me directly at billy@dailypromise.com

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