If I were to ask you to make a list of 10 things you could not live without, what would be on your list? Food, money, health, home? All great things to put on a top 10 but did you ever think that mercy… God’s mercy…. should be on that list and pretty close to the top? Mercy is something that we cannot live without! So, it we can’t live without real mercy… what is mercy? Let’s explore this deep and wide word…
Mercy, the word CHESED (pronounced khesed) in Hebrew is one of the richest and most precious words in scripture! God’s moral character is one full of mercy. CHESED goes to the heart of the character of God himself!
There is really no adequate word in the English language for CHESED. We call it God’s lovingkindness, kindness and mercy. But God’s true mercy is so much more!!!!
CHESED is a covenant word… a solemn, binding agreement… better than a promise! CHESED is undeserved benevolence withholding deserved judgement… no wonder I cry out for it so often! CHESED is a word of great relief and security for those longing for God’s spiritual comfort… for those wanting to see God’s compassion working in their lives!
CHESED is abundant… because God’s measure of mercy is limitless! CHESED is everlasting… not only does God pour out mercy is great measure… HE is not bound by time and neither is the mercy HE lavishes on us!
When I cry out to God with this one word.. Mercy… God reaches down to just where I am… no matter where… and pours out his lovingkindness, mercy, covenant, benevolence, comfort, security and love in great abundance… for all time!
Mercy is something that all of us need and honestly, can’t live without. Have you asked your Father in heaven for his beautiful mercy in your life today?