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A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, February 16

Lamentations 3:22-23

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

These verses make me think about mercy as an extension of love. If God did not love us, there would be no reason for him to be merciful to us. And likewise, we show our love for others by being merciful, non-judgmental and fair. These verses also imply that we have not earned God’s mercy; God’s compassion overlooks our mistakes and our sins.

Holy One, You are the perfect teacher, through your word and your example, and the example above all, Jesus Christ. I am sorry for the times I have not shown mercy to others. I do not intentionally hold back mercy, but I may miss opportunities. Help me to put my needs after others’. Amen

Becky, transforming

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