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Compassed By Mercy

Key Verse

“Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.” Psalm 32:10

Text — Psalm 32:10-11


In many cities, fences are raised around residential and official premises for protection. We also learnt from history that strong impenetrable walls were always built around great cities in the ancient times. These fences, around these cities were to secure and protect them from the enemies. It was also to beautify the cities. The ancient wall of Jericho was the greatest defense that city had.

Yet, no matter how high or thick these walls were, they were not always strong enough to stop the so-called enemies from conquering them; but the mercy of the Lord is a sure defense for the children of God. The Bible tells us that we are not encompassed by walls made by men’s hands, but by the unfailing mercies of the Almighty God. The mercy of the Lord forms a wall of defense around those who trust in the Lord.

Note that this favour of the Lord is only for those that trust in Him.
Have you believed in Jesus and accepted Him as your Saviour and friend? Then the mercy of the Lord compasses or surrounds you and keeps you from all evils. There is no reason, therefore, to be afraid.

Further Reading

Psalm 121:5-8

Prayer for today

Lord, let your mercy surround me always in these troublous times.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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