I will gather you with great mercies

If we spoke of the mercies of God towards His people Israel, I think we would not finish writing, since through all the Scriptures we learn that God greatly loved this people, regardless of whether they have left Him in many scenarios, God never broke the Covenant that he made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob saying: “In you all the nations of the earth will be blessed”.

God always corrected this people, and at the right time punished them, but we should never divert our attention that God loved them incomparably, and it is important that through this story we understand the great love that God has had for us.

The prophet Isaiah said:

7 “For a brief moment I abandoned you,
but with deep compassion I will bring you back.

8 In a surge of anger
I hid my face from you for a moment,
but with everlasting kindness
I will have compassion on you,”
says the Lord your Redeemer.

Isaiah 54:7-8

We all know how rebellious the people of Israel were, how many times they went behind their idols, how many times they forgot God, and yet God picked them up from the ends of the earth. Do you believe that God’s mercies end? Dear brother, something very vital that we can learn from these two verses is found in verse number 8 that says: “with everlasting kindness
I will have compassion on you”.

The mercies of God are eternal, they have no limits, He is patient with us, and seeks that no one be lost. God never tires of calling us to do good, He has mercy on us eternally.

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  • July 21, 2019 at 8:24 am
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    l gather you with great mercies

    The people of Israel are heirs of the promise given to their forefathers by the Lord God, that had promised to bless them eternally and gather a great nation. It was said to Abraham that by his faith and in his seed all nations would be blessed.
    The Lord gathered his people with great mercies.

    “And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to you, and to your seed after you.” (Génesis 17:7)

    The covenant established with Abraham was confirmed to Isaac and Jacob.
    The Lord God never forgot this Covenant: he kept his promise because it was “in their generations for an everlasting covenant”, in spite of the infidelity of Israel.

    “For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with deep compassion I will bring you back. In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you, says the Lord your Redeemer.” Isaiah 54:7-8

    From the seed of Abraham, in human nature, Jesus was born: the Lord Jesus Christ, who redeemed his people from all their sins. Salvation comes from Israel by the promise made to Abraham and it is extended to all nations, Jews and gentiles, through the sacrifice of Jesus, the only begotten Son of God.

    By faith in Jesus Christ we are pardoned and enjoy the mercies of God for ever, because the Lord God loves his people; and, indeed, in Abraham all nations are blessed.

    May the Lord God be blessed by all nations of the earth. Amen.

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