A. Goodness and mercy are attributes of God.
1. Goodness; meets our needs. Priesthood provides. (Hebrews 4:14-1 6)
Mercy; forgives all faults. Advocacy of Christ. (I John 2:1)
2. Goodness; cares for the temporal. Mercy -- cares for the spiritual.
3. Goodness; bounty of God. Mercy; love of God.
4. Goodness; leads to repentance. Mercy; leads to regeneration.
5. Goodness; convicts us of sin. Mercy; offers regeneration.
6. Goodness; caused the prodigal to come back home. Mercy; ran to meet
7. Goodness; is God's hand. Mercy; is God's heart.
8. Goodness; his person reveals. Mercy; reveals his pity.
B. Shepherd leads us; goodness and mercy are the "Rearguards." Shepherd
always has two sheep dogs. Mr. Spurgeon calls goodness and mercy two heavenly messengers.
C. Surely without a doubt. It is an exclamation of confidence. (Not self confidence;
D. "All the days."
1. Spring days and summer days.
2. Autumn days and winter days.
3. Sundays and fun days.
4. Week days and weak days.
5. Sunshine days and shadow days.
6. Peace and peril days.
7. Rest and rush days.
E. Before me to guide.
Beside me to gird.
Behind me to guard.
Beyond me to gather.
A. "Dwell" means to abide, remain, settle, continue. 1. "Here we have no
2. When we come to the end of all the days of our lives, then what? ''House of the Lord
1. This is a house, not a tent. (John 14:1-6)
2. This is a home, not a lodging.
3. A home for the people of God; a home in the presence of God.
4. House means "presence."
C. J.J. Van Gorder says.
1. Abraham looked for it. John saw it.
Saints will walk and live in it.
Planned city. (Revelation 21:13-16)
Paved city. Pure Gold.
Protected city. (Revelation 21:1-27; 22:3)
Provisioned city. (Revelation 21:23; 22:2)