Let Your mercies come also to me, O LORD— Your salvation according to Your word. (Psalm 119:41)
God is rich in mercy to all who call upon Him (Eph. 2:4; Rom. 10:12). Yet, we must not miss this crucial point: His merciful salvation comes to us according to His word. We cannot expect God to have mercy and save us when we refuse His word. It is “the gospel of the grace of God”, “the word of His grace”, by which we obtain and retain God’s mercy that delivers us from sin and evil (Acts 20:24, 32). Instead of claiming God’s mercy while resisting God’s word, allow God’s mercies to come to you by yielding in faithful obedience to His word. Truly, God’s word is “the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation” (Eph. 1:13).