Ps.103:4 – Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Ps.103:8. – The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
Ps.103:11 – For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
David had tasted the mercy of God. Here He describes the tender mercy of the Lord. This phrase tender mercy is very personal and intimate. It describes a love that was born in the womb. He has expressed mercy over our lives since the moment we were conceived in our mother’s womb. He also says that His mercy is abounding or like an overflowing river. His love for us is excessive and overflowing into every part of our lives. His love is towering over us, higher than the heavens are above the earth. It covers us not only from the moment of conception but until our last day and beyond. Here is how Spurgeon describes this overflowing mercy of God.
“All the world tastes of his sparing mercy, those who hear the gospel partake of his inviting mercy, the saints live by his saving mercy, are preserved by his upholding mercy, are cheered by his consoling mercy, and will enter heaven through his infinite and everlasting mercy. Let grace abounding be our hourly song in the house of our pilgrimage. Let those who feel that they live upon it glorify the plenteous fountain from which it so spontaneously flows.”
Spurgeon is always thorough in his comments. Here he describes sparing mercy, He spared us from destruction in our rebellious years. That leads us to inviting mercy. It was the tender mercy of the Lord that began to reel us in. This was followed by His saving mercy; it is the mercy of the Lord in our lives that forgave us and continues to transform us day by day. Then we were effected by His upholding mercy. He upholds every part of our life every day by this upholding mercy. When we find ourselves discouraged and cast down, His consoling mercy lifts us and cheers us. His mercy fills us with joy in the darkest of days. We enter into His glorious presence now and through eternity by His infinite mercy. The Lord is good and His mercy endures forever. No wonder His house is filled with worship. What else can we do when we have been kissed repeatedly by His mercy.