Word Study for Today: The Book of Psalm Chapter 3
Text: Exodus 34:5-9. | Numbers 14:17-20. | Joel 2:12-13.
God our God is a merciful God. He keeps mercy for thousands and He forgives iniquities and transgressions. Exodus 20:6 says God shows mercy to those who love Him and Keeps His commandments. “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and it means the truth isn’t yet in us. But if we would rise up to face the truth, hence confess our shortcomings to Him, God is faithful, He is just to forgive us without fail” [I John 1:8 & 9 MSG].
We need to cry out to God acknowledging our transgressions like David did in Psalm 51. Also take it further by asking for His mercy even as He also did, saying “Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.”
We need to turn to God with all our heart. Rend your heart and not your garments; return to the Lord God Who is gracious and merciful; that is the submission of Joel. God is gracious and of great kindness, hide no transgression from Him.
When you brave up to accept your shortcomings He relents from implementing the penalty of sin.
Exodus 34:6b-7a, Moses affirms, “…The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin…”
Thank You Jesus.
*Worship the Lord as Moses did with your head bowed unto the Lord, sing spiritual songs to worship the Master.
*Pray in the language of the Spirit to provoke an undeniable presence of God.
*Thank the Lord for His magnanimity of mercy despite all errors.
*Acknowledge and confess your shortcomings unto God, without holding back, pouring your heart out desperately for His mercy to locate you.
*Pray for the mercy of God to locate you and ask that your sins be blotted out.
*Thank Him for forgiveness and His act of showing mercy.
*Get into dialogue with God over your own personal matters.