The LORD Thy God Is a Merciful God

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"For the LORD thy God is a merciful God; he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them," is from Deuteronomy 4:31. 

Here are some King James Version (KJV) Bible verses that convey similar themes of God’s mercy, faithfulness, and enduring covenant:

  1. Lamentations 3:22-23: “It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”
  2. Psalm 136:1: “O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.”
  3. Hebrews 13:5: “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
  4. Psalm 105:8: “He hath remembered his covenant forever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.”
  5. 1 Kings 8:23: “And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart.”
  6. Micah 7:18: “Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger forever, because he delighteth in mercy.”
  7. Deuteronomy 7:9: “Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations.”
These verses highlight God's enduring love, mercy, and commitment to His people. They serve as reminders of His constant presence, His forgiveness, and His unwavering faithfulness to the promises He has made.

Personalizing The Above As Christian Affirmations

Lamentations 3:22-23:

I am blessed with the LORD’s mercies every morning.
I will remember that His compassion for me is unending and new every day.

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Psalm 136:1:

I am grateful to the LORD for His continuous goodness.
I will give thanks, knowing His mercy endures forever.

Hebrews 13:5:

I am content with what I have because the LORD is with me.
I will trust that He will never leave nor forsake me.

Psalm 105:8:

I am part of the legacy of God’s eternal promise.
I will cherish the word He commanded that lasts for a thousand generations.

Micah 7:18:

I am grateful for a God who delights in mercy and forgives iniquity.
I will remember His kindness and that He does not retain His anger forever.

Deuteronomy 7:9:

I am loved by the faithful LORD God.
I will love Him back and keep His commandments, trusting in His eternal covenant.


It Is of the LORD’s Mercies That We Are Not Consumed

It Is of the LORD's Mercies That We Are Not Consumed
Lamentations 3:22-23: "It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness."

“It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed”: This means that it’s because of God’s mercy that we’re still here. He’s the reason we’re not destroyed.

“because his compassions fail not”: Simply put, God’s love and care for us never ends. It doesn’t run out or fade away.

“They are new every morning”: Every day, God’s love for us is fresh and renewed. It’s like getting a brand-new start each morning.

“great is thy faithfulness”: This is a shout-out to how loyal and trustworthy God is. He sticks by us, no matter what.


O Give Thanks Unto the LORD; for He Is Good: for His Mercy Endureth Forever

O Give Thanks Unto the LORD; for He Is Good: for His Mercy Endureth Forever
Psalm 136:1: "O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever."

“O give thanks unto the LORD”: This part is pretty clear—it’s a call to show gratitude to God.

“for he is good”: Here, it’s emphasizing that God is, well, pretty awesome. He’s kind, caring, and all-around good.

“for his mercy endureth forever”: This means God’s kindness and forgiveness never end. It doesn’t matter what we do; He’s always there with open arms.


I Will Never Leave Thee, nor Forsake Thee

I Will Never Leave Thee, nor Forsake Thee

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Hebrews 13:5: "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."

“Let your conversation be without covetousness”: This part is suggesting that when we talk or interact, we shouldn’t be envious or greedy. Basically, don’t be all grabby or wish you had what others have.

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“and be content with such things as ye have”: Here, it’s a reminder to be happy with what you’ve got. It’s like saying, “Hey, appreciate what’s in your life right now.”

“for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”: This is a comforting message. It means God promises to stick by us, no matter what. He’s not gonna bail or leave us hanging.


God Remembers and Fulfills His Promises

God Remembers and Fulfills His Promises

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Psalm 105:8: "He hath remembered his covenant forever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations."

“He hath remembered his covenant forever”: This is saying that God always remembers the promises He makes. He doesn’t forget or back out.

“the word which he commanded to a thousand generations”: Here, the verse is emphasizing just how long God’s promise lasts. It’s not just for a short while—it’s for a really, really long time, like, think of it as a promise made for ages and ages!


There Is No God Like Thee, in Heaven Above, or on Earth Beneath, Who Keepest Covenant and Mercy

There Is No God Like Thee, in Heaven Above, or on Earth Beneath, Who Keepest Covenant and Mercy

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1 Kings 8:23: "And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart."

“LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee”: This part emphasizes the uniqueness of the LORD God of Israel. It’s saying there’s no one quite like Him, not in the skies above or on the earth below.

“in heaven above, or on earth beneath”: This bit is about emphasizing that God’s unmatched nature is true everywhere—whether it’s up in the heavens or down on earth.

“who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants”: Here, it’s highlighting God’s loyalty and kindness. He keeps His promises and is merciful to those who serve Him.

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“that walk before thee with all their heart”: This is about the devotion and sincerity of those who follow God. They’re not just going through the motions; they’re all in, heart and soul.


Who Is a God Like Unto Thee, That Pardons Iniquity, Passes by the Transgression and Delights in Mercy

Who Is a God Like Unto Thee, That Pardons Iniquity, Passes by the Transgression and Delights in Mercy
Micah 7:18: "Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger forever, because he delighteth in mercy."

“Who is a God like unto thee”: This is a rhetorical question emphasizing the uniqueness of God. It’s like saying, “Seriously, is there any other God as amazing as You?”

“that pardoneth iniquity”: This part tells us about God’s forgiving nature. He’s the kind of God who forgives wrongdoings.

“and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage”: Here, it’s talking about God overlooking the sins of His people, those who are left, His chosen ones.

“he retaineth not his anger forever”: Simply put, God doesn’t stay mad forever. He might get upset, but He doesn’t hold onto that anger.

“because he delighteth in mercy”: This is the reason He’s so forgiving. God loves to show mercy. It’s like His favorite thing!


The LORD Thy God, He Is God, the Faithful God, Which Keepeth Covenant and Mercy

The LORD Thy God, He Is God, the Faithful God, Which Keepeth Covenant and Mercy
Deuteronomy 7:9: "Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations."

“Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God”: This part is emphasizing the sovereignty and authority of the LORD. It’s a declaration that He is the ultimate God.

“the faithful God”: Here, God’s reliability and trustworthiness are highlighted. He’s someone you can count on, always.

“which keepeth covenant and mercy”: This bit tells us that God keeps His promises (covenant) and is merciful. He’s not just about rules; He’s also about love and kindness.

“with them that love him and keep his commandments”: This specifies who benefits from God’s mercy and promises. It’s those who love Him and follow His rules.

“to a thousand generations”: Once again, we see this phrase, emphasizing the longevity of God’s promises. It’s not short-term; it’s super long-term!


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