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His Mercies Never Fail Me

August 15, 2021

His Mercies Never Fail Me

His Mercies Never Fail Me
🔊Speaker: Steve

📖 Because of the Lord ’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”
Lamentations 3:22‭-‬24 NIV

This book was written by Jeremiah the prophet
⏩ The spiritual life of Israel had been going downhill for a long time. Many years before the Lord had great plans for Israel
⏩King Solomon had built a temple where God said he would put His name forever
⏩ But little by little Israel had begun to drift away from the Lord until by the time of Jeremiah the prophet, they had begun to do unspeakable things.
✔The way that God has a relation with His people Israel was different than any other God in history ever had with a people.
📌 The first is like the marriage of a man and wife. This continues in the NT as Jesus is the bridegroom and we the church are the bride of Christ
📌The second is one of God as a Father and we are His children. Muslims for example would never call God “Father”
Ezekiel 16
📌These and many other Scriptures declare the intimacy that God desires with His people.
2 Chronicles 36:16: “They mocked God’s messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the LORD was aroused against his people and there was no remedy”
✔God sent the Babylonian army to judge Israel. The city was destroyed and many of God’s people were being carried off to Babylon as slaves,
Isaiah 61:3 He gives us beauty for ashes; the oil of joy instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
Psalm 30:5 Weeping may last for the night but joy comes in the morning