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The Lord is Merciful

The Lord is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
He will not always chide,
nor will he keep his anger forever.
He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
For he knows our frame;
he remembers that we are dust.
-Psalm 103:8-14 (ESV)

So I read this the other day and just sat there and was like “wow!” This passage says it so perfectly. God takes away our sins and iniquities. He does not deal with us according to our sins, but according to His love. There isn’t much I can add to this passage, so just read it and think on it.

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