Thursday, January 31, 2013

Keeping the Covenant



Psalm 103:8-18

'The LORD is compassionate and gracious,
Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.

He will not always strive with us;
Nor will He keep His anger forever.

He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
So great is His lovingkindness
toward those who fear him.

As far as the east is from the west,
So far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion
on those who fear Him.

For He Himself knows our frame;
He is mindful that we are but dust.

As for man, his days are like grass;
As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.

When the wind has passed over it, it is no more
And its place acknowledges it no longer.

But the lovingkindness of the LORD
is from everlasting to everlasting
on those who fear Him.

And His righteousness to children's children,
To those who keep His covenant,
And who remember His precepts to do them.'



I hope that these verses are as great a comfort to you as they are to me - along with an admonition to be faithful.

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P.S.  For some reason, my Blogger dashboard isn't working this morning, so I won't be getting to your blogs until it decides to cooperate. Thanks. :-)

This post is linked to Barn Charm.

12 comments:

Terri D. said...

Thank you for this wonderful way to start my day! Amen!

Denise said...

Bless you for this encouragement my friend.

Sandra said...

my favorite verse in these is
He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities and for that i am thankful

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Beautiful post!!

MyJourneyBack said...

Hi Judy, beautiful verses. I needed this reminder today. The photo is beautiful also!
I haven't looked at my blog this morning but last night I notced my followers button had disappeared! I am praying it gets fixed too!
Thanks again for these beautiful verses to start my day. It is wonderful to receive them in my mailbox.
Blessings,
Sherry

Primitive Seasons said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and am so delighted at your writing and recipes and your soap looks yummy! The scriptures drew me in, calmed me on a morning when I needed calm, and reminded me of my inheritance as a child of God. I will be a regular at your blog and thanks for the inspiration.

Mary

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great verses this morning! I love the barn photo too.

Debra Hawkins said...

Beautiful photograph!

Trace4J said...

Beautiful just love these verses.
How comforting are the Psalms.
My go to!
Woolie Hugs
Trace

Rachel said...

Thanks for posting these verses, I needed to read them!

:)

Kim said...

Sure is winter isn't it? Gorgeous photo and lovely verse.

Dewena Callis said...

From everlasting to everlasting! Beautiful psalm. I also explored more of your England label! My sister is enjoying reading your blog too now.

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