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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Merciful God

January 9

(Titus 3:3-5 NIV) “At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. {4} But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, {5} he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.”

Salvation by grace through faith saturates Scripture. Adam sinned, but was shown mercy. God provided him a covering. Abraham wasn’t always honest, but believed God and became “the father of faith”. Jacob was a cheater, but had a great nation named after him. Moses balked at serving, yet God set a nation free through his obedient service. David sinned greatly, but received great mercy. Isaiah was a man of unclean lips, so God touched his mouth and made him a great prophet. Peter publicly denied Christ. God made him the public face of the church. Paul hunted Christians down until God hunted him down. After that he started new churches and spoke out for grace. The list of imperfect people is long. It includes your name. When you were in great need, the God of grace saved you. Now, let God use you greatly. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

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