Mercies are new every morning: Do you know what it is and why it is important?

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The phrase “mercies are new every morning” encapsulates a profound truth rooted in the scriptures, highlighting the boundless compassion and grace of God. This biblical principle emphasizes the continuous renewal of divine mercy, symbolized by the dawn of each new day. In understanding and embracing this concept, we unlock a powerful source of hope, guidance, and transformation in our lives. Let us delve into the scriptures to unravel the significance of this timeless truth and explore its implications for both recipients and givers of mercy.

Recipient Perspective: “A Daily Gift of Compassion: Receiving God’s Renewed Mercies”

Scripture tells us in Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV): “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” The sunrise renews God’s unceasing gift of mercy. As recipients of this divine mercy, we find solace in the understanding that no matter how yesterday unfolded, each new day brings a fresh outpouring of God’s compassion. This realization invites us to approach each morning with gratitude and humility, recognizing our dependence on God’s mercy to navigate the challenges of life.

Giver Perspective: “Reciprocity of Grace: Extending Mercies to Others”

In Matthew 5:7 (ESV), Jesus blesses the merciful, declaring, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” The verse emphasizes that we should not only receive mercy but also extend compassion to others. As givers of mercy, we become instruments of God’s grace, reflecting His character in our relationships. Remember, just as God’s mercies are abundant and renewed daily, we too can extend grace and compassion to others in our interactions. In doing so, we participate in a divine cycle of mercy, glorifying God through our actions.

Living as Merciful Dads: “Transformative Fatherhood: Reflecting God’s Daily Mercies”

As fathers, we play a pivotal role in shaping the atmosphere of our homes. Ephesians 4:32 (ESV) encourages us, saying, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Embracing the truth that mercies are new every morning equips us to be compassionate and forgiving fathers. By consistently extending grace to our wives, children, and the world, we embody the transformative power of God’s mercy. Our homes become havens of love and understanding, showcasing the redemptive nature of God’s character.

“Glorifying God through the Daily Cycle of Mercy”

In conclusion, the concept that mercies are new every morning is not merely a comforting phrase but a profound biblical truth that shapes our daily lives. In God’s unwavering compassion, we, as recipients, discover hope. Simultaneously, as givers, we are summoned to mirror His mercy in our interactions. As fathers, understanding and living by this principle enables us to create homes filled with grace, love, and forgiveness. May we embrace the fresh mercies each morning and, in turn, become vessels of mercy to glorify the God whose compassion knows no bounds.

This year, I am utilizing the 365 Daily Devotions book I received for Christmas, applying its teachings specifically in the context of fatherhood. It’s called WALKING WITH GOD by DAVID JEREMIAH. It’s exciting to get to learn from a new resource this year as we have tried different options the past two years and will keep working through this one for 2024. For more information about the author and his ministry, visit:

Topic: MERCY

Verse: Isaiah 55:7 (NIV)

Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

Let’s be the dads who start by turning to God! No matter if we are forsaking our wicked ways or our unrighteous thoughts, let’s make humility and confessing our mistakes to God! Let’s be the dads who position ourselves to be able to receive God’s mercy and forgiveness and then reciprocate it to our wives, kids, and world so that we don’t carry around anger, frustration, bitterness, or worse.

God’s mercies are sufficient

Today’s Devotional starts by directing us to something theologian Jonathan Edwards said: “The mercy of God is as sufficient for the pardon of the greatest sins, as for the least; and that because his mercy is infinite. That which is infinite, is as much above what is great, as it is above what is small. Thus God being infinitely great, he is as much above kings as he is above beggars; he is as much above the highest angel, as he is above the meanest worm. One infinite measure doth not come any nearer to the extent of what is infinite than another.—So the mercy of God being infinite, it must be as sufficient for the pardon of all sin, as of one.” It used this quote to show how “God mercy extends to both our lesser shortcomings and our greatest sins.”

Limitless Mercies

Today’s Devotional reminds us no matter how great, how bad, how big our sin was or put another way, how much we missed the mark by that God’s mercy is limitless. Stop trying to run away when you mess up but instead turn back to God with a spirit of humility and confess it because you know and haven’t forgotten that all God’s attributes are infinite, limitless, and eternal as He is. As we consider the topic of mercy and talk to others who are struggling to receive God’s mercy because of guilt and pain, let’s choose to share mercy with them and share God’s goodness and greatness.

God’s Mercies empowered by Jesus’s ultimate sacrifice

God’s mercies, empowered by Jesus’s ultimate sacrifice on the cross, stand as an unshakable foundation for our faith. The profound truth tying our daily renewal of mercy to the selfless act of Christ compels us to reflect on the depth of divine love and redemption. In Romans 5:8, the apostle Paul underscores the magnitude of this sacrifice, emphasizing that Christ died for us while we were still sinners.

This act not only secured our reconciliation with the Father but serves as the eternal source from which our daily mercies flow. As recipients, we approach the throne of grace with gratitude, knowing that Jesus’s sacrifice opened the way for us to receive mercy and find grace in times of need. This empowerment extends to our role as givers of mercy, challenging us to imitate Christ’s sacrificial love in our relationships and as fathers, creating homes filled with the transformative power of God’s mercy.

“When the Law discloses our guilt, we should not despond, but flee to the mercy of God.”


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