You have been delivered from darkness and the world by God’s rich mercy and love.

You have been delivered from darkness and the world by God’s rich mercy and love.

“the LORD being merciful [chelmah] to him, and they brought him out and set him outside the city.” (Gen 19:16)

“But God, who is rich in mercy [eleos], because of His great love with which He loved us” (Eph 2:4)

“He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,” (Col 1:13)

“to open their eyes, in order to turn [epistrepho] them from darkness to light, and from the power [exousia] of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.” (Acts 26:18)

“not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy [eleos] He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing [anakainosis] of the Holy Spirit” (Tit 3:5)

“In all their affliction He was afflicted, and the Angel of His Presence saved them; in His love and in His pity [chemlah] He redeemed [gaal] them” (Isa 63:9)

“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on [enduo] tender mercies [splagchnon oiktirmos], kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering” (Col 3:12)

“Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate [polusplagchnos] and merciful [oiktirmon].” (Jm 5:11)

“Therefore be merciful [oiktirmon], just as your Father also is merciful [oiktirmon].” (Lk 6:36)

“And Solomon said: You have shown great mercy [chesed] to Your servant David my father, because he walked before You in truth, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with You” (1Kin 3:6)

“Nevertheless in Your great mercy [racham] You did not utterly consume them nor forsake them; for You are God, gracious [channun] and merciful [rachum].” (Neh 9:31)

“When her neighbors and relatives heard how the Lord had shown great mercy [megaluno eleos] to her, they rejoiced with her.” (Lk 1:58)

“For great is Your mercy [chesed] toward me” (Ps 86:13)

“So great is His mercy [chesed] toward those who fear Him” (Ps 103:11)

“For Your mercy [chesed] is great above the heavens, and Your truth reaches to the clouds.” (Ps 108:4)

“To Him who alone does great wonders, for His mercy [chesed] endures forever” (Ps 136:4)

“The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy [chesed].” (Ps 145:8)

“O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy [chesed] with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments” (Dan 9:4)

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing [anakainosis] of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Rom 12:1-2)

Reading: Gen 19-21; Lk 17