These are one of my favorite scriptures because they speak volumes to me about Gods character. Who is God to you? Do you have a picture of him being some tyrant sitting up on a throne just waiting to condemn you for not doing everything right? A lot of people do. Some say "I am unworthy so unworthy to be in gods house or his presence". Let me say, if you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior you are worthy by the sacrifice of his blood. Jesus made you worthy by the way of the cross.
As the scripture says above let's recall to mind God's character which can be our hope. First he is ever merciful to us and his compassion fail not. God knows us inside and out, so you cannot hide your sin and failures from him. Instead run to him as he is so merciful and compassionate. Rest in the fact that he can be know other way because mercy and compassion is who he is.
Guess What? His mercy and compassion on new every morning! Wow! As humans we tend to hit ourselves over the head when we sin and cannot seem to forgive ourselves. But god is waiting with open arms saying every morning "Just come to me. I forgive you. I love you!"
So great is God's faithfulness to us! Another part of his character. He cannot be any other way. So this day make the LORD your portion and trust in him. Rest knowing his character cannot ever change!
This devotion came from the heart of Pat James. I hope you enjoyed it! Any comments you may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.