Friday, March 23, 2007

Mercy Me

This morning while driving to work I was thinking about my own sin and God's mercy. And I felt in a fresh way the absolute joy of receiving mercy from God. I want my life to be marked by these words of John Newton: “My memory is nearly gone; but I remember two things: That I am a great sinner, and that Christ is a great Savior."

Then when I arrived at work I read this blog post from Paul Tripp: Mercy Me: Psalm 51 and Everyday Life. A great example of the need to look to divine mercy, not as a get-out-of-jail-free pass, but as a liberating and transforming reality in our lives.

Tripp has been blogging quite a bit on Psalm 51. Check out his blog for more posts related to it.