I will mention the lovingkindness of the LORD :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link-Up)

I will mention the lovingkindness of the LORD

And the praises of the LORD,

According to all that the LORD has bestowed on us,

And the great goodness toward the house of Israel,

Which He bestowed on them according to His mercies,

According to the multitude of His lovingkindnesses. Isaiah 63:7

Lovingkindness, great goodness, mercies. Wonderful words that we all love to hear when talking about our Father’s love for us. 

But if you’ve been reading Quietly Through your Bible you may be a little confused. Why? Because the passage just before these verses talk about God’s anger and judgement. They speak about Him trampling people in His fury and His garments being stained with blood. 

The passage just before these beautiful verses about lovingkindness, great goodness, and mercies tell us about God’s vengeance and His anger with His people.

But that’s not all…

God also makes mention of our salvation. 

He tells us that no one was with Him (v 3) and there was no one to help Him (v 5), so He used His own power to save His people (v 5). 

God saved His people from His own wrath — the very wrath that they… that we… that I deserve. 

No one else could save us. No one else could or would stand with God. 

So He sent His Son. 

He saved us simply because He wanted to and because He could. Simply because of His lovingkindness, His great goodness, and His mercies. 

And here is another thought: the next passage in Isaiah 63 is a prayer of repentance and asking for help. Knowing God’s power, His every right to punish us for our sin, and His unending patient and kindness toward us should lead us to confession of sins and dependence on His mercies. Amen!?!

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This was written while reading Quietly Through my Bible. Quietly Through is a two-year Bible reading plan that takes you through the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice. If you are interested starting a plan, check out the downloads below. If you’d like a little encouragement along the reading-way, you are invited to join the Quietly Through Facebook group. We are in year two of the plan, just jump in with us there. We’ll be starting the reading plan from the beginning in January.

Quietly Through :: Two-year Bible Reading Plan

Quietly Through :: August Bible Bookmark 

And now… on to the link up.

Only by grace,

Kelli


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6 comments

  1. Kelli, I love how you connected the dots on those 3 passages. I hadn’t thought of it in quite like that. Thanks for sharing your heart for God’s Word and for hosting each week. Have a blessed Thursday!

  2. Beautiful thoughts. I first heard the word ‘lovingkindness’ in a translation of a Greek word for the type of love God has for us. What a good description for his heart and sacrifice for us.
    Thanks for hosting!
    Kelsey

  3. I love that you quietly read – since my Word is Listen (Well) – of course I have two words for my Word – it’s when i finally quiet down, I hear all that I need. Great to meet you at Brenda’s.

    1. Sometimes we attach too many bells and whistles to our time in the Word. It can be too loud, don’t you think? I say get rid of all the extras and just quietly listen. 🙂

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