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For as high as the heavens


"For as high as the heavens are above the earth—so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him!" Psalm 103:11

Our thoughts of the mercy of God towards us, in Christ Jesus—are often low and unworthy of Him. But let them rise as high as the hills—yet His mercy is higher; or as high as the lofty mountains—and still His mercy is higher! Yes, "As high as the heavens are above the earth—so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him!"

That we might have some suitable apprehension of the mercy of our God—let us think of the depth to which it has stooped to reach us—and of the height to which it raises us.

The mercy of our God descended to us in the depths of our fallen, ruined state—it came down to us in our alienation and rebellion. Yes, it reached us when we were "dead in trespasses and sins." "God, who is rich in mercy, with His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in sins—has quickened us together with Christ."

And to what a height does the mercy of God raise us! It lifts us up out of the horrible pit—and puts us upon the Rock of Ages! It exalts us to the dignity of the sons of God! It makes us " kings and priests unto God!" It will raise us to the Heaven of heavens—to eternal blessedness and glory.

"Your mercy, my God, is the theme of my song,
  The joy of my heart and the boast of my tongue;
  Your free grace alone, from the first to the last,
  Has won my affections, and bound my soul fast.
  Your mercy is endless, most tender and free;
  No sinner need doubt, since 'tis given to me!"

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