1 Lord, hear my prayer,
listen to my cry for mercy;
in your faithfulness and righteousness
come to my relief.
2 Do not bring your servant into judgment,
for no one living is righteous before you. Psalm 143:1-2
As we saw in the previous psalm, David continued to cry out for mercy. This time, though, he implored God to consider his righteousness as a basis for mercy. In other words, David was “arguing” that God’s divine righteousness demanded mercy. What does that mean exactly?
As a perfect judge, God knew who had faith in Christ, even for those who lived prior to Christ’s incarnation on earth. On that basis, David again implored God to have mercy.
There are people in your life who need the mercy of God, some who believe and some who don’t.
Choose one person today and pray for the mercy of God to be revealed in their lives. God still has mercy on the believing and unbelieving alike (Matthew 5:45).