God’s Renewable Resource
“They are new every morning; Great is your faithfulness.” —Lamentations 3:23
Welcome to Grammar class! Do you recall antecedents? Antecedents are words or phrases that give meaning to a pronoun. As we memorize the verse before us, we can try to understand the antecedent of the pronoun “they.”
What does context reveal? “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23).
His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. God’s compassion, or His mercy, is a great thing. It ensures we don’t get what we deserve.
You see it right there—they’re the reason we’re not consumed. And, they’re a renewable resource.
The fact that God’s compassions are new every morning should be of great comfort. We need them in fresh supply every day. They allow us fresh starts.
Have you read Lamentations? It’s a book of five chapters, written by the prophet Jeremiah (known as “the weeping prophet”), and seemingly every verse lives up to the book’s name—lament and woe. The book is poetry of pain with one bright spot: the verse before us today.
No matter how dark life’s song, there is always a cheery refrain for believers: God’s mercies are new each morning. Every day brings new challenges and difficulties. God’s mercies renew, too.
And mercy’s fresh arrival each day is a testament to God’s faithfulness—He never leaves nor forsakes you. Give thanks today. Make it your morning hymn…
My prayer for this week:
Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father!
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.
Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!