Analysis Of ' Bless The Lord ' Essay

772 Words Aug 24th, 2015 4 Pages
“Bless the Lord, O my soul…who forgives all your iniquities…who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies” (Psalm 103:4, NKJV). The Old and New Testaments present the mercies of the God very clearly. However, some read the Old Testament and only see a wrathful vengeful God within its chapters ,even though this is part of who God because of the sin that taints his creation. The Old Testament is not a testament to his wrath and vengeance it is a testament to his mercy. The books of Genesis and Jonah are filled with the mercies of God and these mercies are shown through multiple events, but three main events will be the focus, the mercy of God in the Garden with Adam and Eve, the covenant with Abraham, and his pursuit of Nineveh and Jonah.
The beginning of God’s mercy was in the beginning of the world with Adam and Eve. In the account of the fall in Genesis God pronounced several curses, first to the serpent and then to Adam and Eve. In cursing the serpent God said, “and I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel” (Genesis 3:15, NKJV). This is God’s first act of mercy on people. He could have destroyed man right there and then for rebelling against his command, yet he had mercy on them in pronouncing this curse “though eve had made herself the friend of Satan and the enemy of God, God would reverse the situation. He would put…

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