Goodness & Mercy
Ezekiel 34:31(NLT) You are my flock, the sheep of my pasture. You are my people, and I am your God. I, the Sovereign LORD, have spoken!”
Because he is good and merciful we can expect goodness and mercy to be active in our life!
vs 6 Surely Goodness & Mercy
Goodness- good (as an adjective, a noun and an adverb) in the widest & extreme sense.
Mercy- Unfailing love, loving kindness, Steadfast in Love.
Human mercy- “I wont punish you for doing bad.”
Heavens mercy - “Even though you have done bad, I offer you my best.”
Mercy is a Man.
Our tendency is to follow goodness & loving kindness.
“Ambition that is not driven to benefit others is driven in the wrong direction.”
Matthew 6:33 (NIV) But seek first His Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
…Will Follow Me
Goodness and mercy follow those who follow him.
As believers we don’t chase blessing blessing chases us.
Those of the golden hooves
They groom lawns on which they feed upon.
The bring health to the pastures that they frequent.
They fertilize the ground.
They Nurture the place that nurtures them.
…All the days of my life
We don’t live from season to season, we live from Glory to Glory!
Psalm 1:3 (NLT) They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.
Mark 11:12-14 (NLT) Jesus was hungry. He noticed a fig tree in full leaf a little way off, so he went over to see if he could find any figs. But there were only leaves because it was too early in the season for fruit. Then Jesus said to the tree, “May no one ever eat your fruit again!” And the disciples heard him say it.
…I will Dwell
Meno(greek). Remain, Live in.
John 15:4-5 (NLT) Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
…in the house of the LORD forever.
Ezekiel 47:12 (NLT) Fruit trees of all kinds will grow along both sides of the river. The leaves of these trees will never turn brown and fall, and there will always be fruit on their branches. There will be a new crop every month, for they are watered by the river flowing from the Temple. The fruit will be for food and the leaves for healing.”