February 14 – Mercy to the Undeserving
“He that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.” – Psalm 32:10
O fair reward of trust! My LORD, grant it me to the full! The truster above all men
feels himself to be a sinner; and lo, mercy is prepared for him: he knows himself to
have no deservings, but mercy comes in and keeps house for him on a liberal scale. O
LORD, give me this mercy, even as I trust in Thee!
Observe, my soul, what a bodyguard thou hast! As a prince is compassed about with
soldiery, so art thou compassed about with mercy. Before and behind, and on all sides,
ride these mounted guards of grace. We dwell in the center of the system of mercy, for
we dwell in Christ Jesus.
O my soul, what an atmosphere dost thou breathe! As the air surrounds thee, even so
does the mercy of thy LORD. To the wicked there are many sorrows, but to thee there
are so many mercies that thy sorrows are not worth mentioning. David says, “Be glad
in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous; and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in
heart.” In obedience to this precept my heart shall triumph in God, and I will tell out
my gladness. As Thou hast compassed me with mercy, I will also compass Thine altars,
O my God, with songs of thanksgiving!