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How Do We Know That God’s Mercy Is Infinite and Unlimited?

Question:

How do we know that God’s mercy is infinite and unlimited?

Answer:

To paraphrase an old children’s Bible school song: God’s mercy is infinite, this I know, for the Bible tells me so:

You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. (Psalm 85:5)

The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. (Psalm 145:9)

Praise the LORD, for he is good; for his mercy endures forever; (Psalm 136:1)

Return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God. For he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, abounding in steadfast love, and relenting in punishment. (Joel 2:12-13)

The LORD’s acts of mercy are not exhausted, his compassion is not spent; They are renewed each morning— great is your faithfulness! …For the Lord does not reject forever; Though he brings grief, he takes pity, according to the abundance of his mercy… (Lamentations 3:22-23, 31-32)

Who is a God like you, who removes guilt and pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance; Who does not persist in anger forever, but instead delights in mercy (Micah 7:18)

If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing (1 John 1:9)

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