Yahweh’s mercy (Ps 103:6-103:14)

“Yahweh works vindication.

Yahweh works justice

For all who are oppressed.

He made known

His ways to Moses.

He made known

His acts to the people of Israel.

Yahweh is merciful.

Yahweh is gracious.

Yahweh is slow to anger.

Yahweh abounds in steadfast love.

He will not always accuse.

He will not keep his anger forever.

He does not deal with us

According to our sins.

He does not repay us

According to our iniquities.

As the heavens are high above the earth,

So great is his steadfast love

Toward those who fear him.

As far as the east is from the west,

So far he removes our transgressions from us.

As a father has compassion

For his children,

So Yahweh has compassion

For those who fear him.

He knows how we were made.

He remembers that we are dust.”

David points out the mercy of Yahweh. Yahweh wants justice for the oppressed. He has shown his ways to Moses and Israel. He is merciful and gracious. He is slow to anger. He does not always accuse. He does not keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins and iniquities. His steadfast love is greater than the heavens above for those who fear him. He has removed our transgressions from the whole length of the earth. He is like a father who has compassion for his children. He knows that we were made from dust so that all that we have to do is fear him.

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