“For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust” (Psalm 103:11-14).
Few tributes are more poignant than this beautiful one written by David. Here we find:
- The height of God’s mercy—as high as the heavens above the earth.
- The length of God’s mercy—as far as the east is from the west.
- The motive of God’s mercy—as a father’s pity upon his children.
- The reason for God’s mercy—He knows our frame and remembers that we are but dust.
“The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him” (v. 17).
“Bless the Lord, O my soul!”