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“Nevertheless He looked upon their distress when He heard their cry; and He remembered His covenant for their sake, and relented according to the greatness of His lovingkindness. He also made them objects of compassion in the presence of all their captors.” (Psalm 106:44-46)

God made a promise to Abraham and his children. It was not for our sake, but for the sake of the promise that the Lord granted grace and mercy. Lest we think there is any of our merit, know that the way of the Lord is offered, but never earned. Come then in faith alone and fall before the Lord who offers salvation through His mercy. Know that it is He who has made the promises that will be fulfilled.

Lord, I live my life thinking it is somehow meritorious. Guide me. O Lord. in the way of truth that I would fall to my knees knowing that only by Your mercy am I able to approach You at all. Lead me away from the selfish thoughts of this world to see in You the only hope of eternity. Guide me according to Your goodness to walk humbly in the salvation You have prepared in the sight of all people.

Lord Jesus, You are the Way, Truth and Life and apart from You is certain condemnation. Guide me by the grace You give that I may now and always abide in You as You abide in me, living in the faith and hope of the salvation that comes through You alone. Keep me away from the temptations of this world that I may now and always walk in Your grace and live in the hope of the promises You give. Amen.