An excerpt from the book Letters to Anne by Gwenneth Leane
New often means it has never been worn before or used by anyone else. It is as the maker made it … new. It means that something is different such as different clothes, different food.
The Bible speaks of mercies that are new every day. Does that mean these mercies have never been used before? That each day there is a new mercy given by God every day?
This morning’s new mercies are for today, they won’t be repeated tomorrow. We are not receiving yesterdays mercies. They are for yesterday. God has new mercies for us tomorrow.
God gave the children of Israel fresh manna every day. If they tried to collect extra and keep it it went bad. The same applies to the mercies of God. Yesterday’s mercies are to be remembered for our encouragement. Yesterday’s mercies become too familiar to us and we ignore them, cease to be grateful. We cannot keep them for today.
God is steadfast, he doesn’t forget to create new mercies for us every day. Just as he was steadfast and faithful to the Israelites in the wilderness, so is he to us. We receive new mercies every day, we just need to collect them and not continually live on yesterdays mercies.
Great is God’s faithfulness – the faithfulness of God is mind blowing, crazy, no logic to why God, each day, pours out new mercies not used before by anyone.
Thought for the Day: But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ--
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