“The Compassion and Mercy of the Lord”

“‘The Lord is full of compassion and mercy’ (James 5:11). He begets compassion in other creatures and is therefore called ‘the Father of mercies’ (2 Corinthians 1:3); and surely He Himself is not without compassion. When a poor soul is afflicted in spirit, God will not exercise harshness towards it . . . Thus, it is that the Lord has always been most solicitous for His spiritually bruised ones. As the mother is most careful of her children who are weak and sickly, ‘He shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom.’ (Isaiah 40:11) Those who have been spiritually bruised, who like lambs are weakly and tender, Christ will carry in the arms of free grace.” ~ Thomas Watson


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