Inspirational Thought of the Day:
His compassion reaches across our imperfection and places His own righteousness upon us.
Scripture of the Day:
“The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.”
“Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.”
Before a Holy God we could not stand, but the grace of God. The LORD set a perfect standard because He is Holy. To settle for less would compromise His righteous, perfect nature. He knew we could never meet His Holy law, so He met it Himself.
His compassion reaches across our imperfection and places His own righteousness upon us. When we fail, He lifts us up. When we hurt, He hurts.
It is impossible for God Who is perfect kindness and mercy personified – to be incompassionate. Jesus demonstrated His compassion when He wept over Lazarus’ death, even though He knew full well that He would raise him from the dead. God the Father gave His only Son for an obstinate people because He loved them so very much.
He is longsuffering and waits on us to come to Him. Despite His overwhelming compassion, we have a choice and can choose not to accept His salvation. The question is, why would we choose death when life in Christ is full of grace and love from a compassionate, merciful God?
At the end of ourselves, we look up and see our Father, offering His free gift of salvation.