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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Compassion


Lamentations 3:31-32 For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love.

The Lord has compassion. He does not retain His anger forever. He is merciful and just through the Cross. He is merciful out of His great storehouses of mercy. This is a great foretelling of the Cross. "Though He cause grief" points to the suffering of the cross of Jesus Christ. "He will have compassion" on the fallen souls He has called because of His sovereign mercy.

When from the dust of death I rise
To claim my mansion in the skies,
Ev'n then this shall be all my plea,
Jesus has lived, has died, for me.
Jesus has lived, has died for me.

O let the dead now hear Thy voice;
Now bid thy banished ones rejoice;
Their beauty this, their glorious dress,
Jesus, thy blood and righteousness,
Jesus, thy blood and righteousness."

                                    Count Zinzendorf


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