Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy. (Proverbs 20:28)
Today's Morsel: The word 'preserve' comes from the Greek word, nâtsar (naw-tsar) which means to guard. So we can see that mercy and truth guard the king. In other words, they establish who He is and uphold Him in His rightful place. Solomon said, "By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil" (Proverbs 16:6). The psalmist also said, "Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy.."(Psalms 62:12). The prophet Jeremiah said, "It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness"(Lamentations 3:22-23). Mercy says a lot about who God really is. When we don't get what we deserve for our wrong, God is showing us mercy. Peter said that the Lord is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. God just keeps extending mercy, hoping that all will see His love and turn to Him. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6). Understanding, as Paul said of Jesus, "Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords" (1 Timothy 6:15), we then understand that when we walk in truth and exercise mercy, we are displaying our king in our lives, and upholding His throne. The Ark of the Covenant had a mercy seat above it where God descended upon. Make no mistake, God is full of mercy and truth and He expects those who say that they are His to be likewise.
Sing: Mercy said no, I'm not gonna let you go, I'm not gonna let you slip away, you don't have to be afraid, Mercy said no, sin will never ever take control, Life and death stood face to face, Darkness tried to steal my heart away, Thank You, Jesus, Mercy said no.