“But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)”
Ephesians 2:4-5 NLT
It is God's mercy that has withheld the judgment we deserve. It is God's grace that has dispensed what we don't deserve. Mercy makes possible what would otherwise be impossible. If God did not withhold the punishment we deserve we would be utterly condemned. Grace has opportunity because of mercy. These two work together. They are mutually inclusive. Have you thanked God today for His mercy and grace?
“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 KJV
Rev. Curtis Norris