“Ready To Forgive” ( Psalm 86:5, KJV ) by Carley Evans

In Brooklyn this fall, my daughter and I attended a street fair centered around the arts — In one particular open air building, several people were giving away large, colorful bags. A few other people were handing out orangeade and lemonade sodas — for FREE! We were even allowed to come back for seconds — yes, the sodas were very good! on a hot day in New York.

David the psalmist sings:

“For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.”

Of course, the difference between the street givers and the Lord is immense — the street givers are actually advertisers; they expect you to purchase their products at a later time and in great quantity. They hope this, anyway. On the other hand, God truly gives. Yes, He has expectations. His hope is that you will accept His gift so He may have a relationship with you through His Son, Jesus via His Holy Spirit.

And no need for seconds — this relationship lasts your lifetime and His!

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. lambskinny says:

    Thanks so much, Middle Age Ramblings!

  2. mtsweat says:

    We truly have a giving God. He could easily have made the world in black and white, but chose to gift us color. Think about how good bacon smells frying in a pan… why? We wouldn’t have missed any of these things had we never known them.

    But then there’s the greatest Gift! Even in this giving, I am reminded that He could have justified, regenerated, sanctified, and glorified us… without having adopted us. But He chose to bring us near. He made us sons! What an awesome God! All praise and glory to Him who sits on the Throne! God bless, Carley.

    1. lambskinny says:

      Amen, Michael. God bless you, too! Carley

  3. Reblogged this on Justification by Grace and commented:
    A very warm and refreshing devotional thought from Carley of Grace Partakers.

    1. lambskinny says:

      Oh thanks so much, Jon.

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