Psalm 119:58 I seek Your favor with my whole heart; be merciful to me according to Your word.
SEEK=zéteó in the greek and means I seek, search for, desire, require, demand.
The Psalmist in this text prayed for and seek for God's favor and mercy with whole heart. Scriture declares that when you seek me with your whole heart you will find me.
One thing I love about the prayer of this psalmist is the fact that he KNEW he did not deserve God's favor nor His mercy therefore He prayed for it.
When God saves us by grace through faith, He give us what we do not deserve and by doing so He is really doing us a favor. He give us salvation when we deserve wrath and condemnation.
God's grace is defined in the greek as a gift or blessing brought to man by Jesus Christ, favor, (c) gratitude, thanks, (d) a favor, kindness.
God's saving grace towards mankind is God's kindness and His love given to undeserved wretches like you and I.
We receive God's grace by faith in Christ atoning work at the cross on our behalf. We could not pay the price for sin so Jesus did it for us!
When the Psalmist asked for God's grace and mercy he was asking God for favor in granting Him undeserved kindness, love, favor, compassion and forgiveness.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not of yourselves. It is the gift of God, 9 not of works, so that no one should boast.
God's grace and mercy is still available today to all who would call upon Him and ask for it.
In need of God's grace and mercy on today? It's just a prayer away! James 4:8-Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Today is the day to come boldly to God's throne of grace and mercy so that you may find the help that you need in your time of trouble.
Do you know Jesus for the pardon of you sins? Do you have a personal relationship with Him? It's available to you for the asking with a pure and sincere heart in faith.
Hebrews 11;6- And without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Everything on this Christian journey and life starts with God's grace and His mercy through faith in Christ Jesus. There is no other way!
Have you asked God to show you mercy and favor on today? Apart from it no man can see God.
The call to God's mercy seat of grace and mercy is ringing loud throughout the world and many today still willfully choose to have a deaf ear to the call.
Nothing we bring into this world and nothing we will take with us. Our souls are the only thing that will last throughout eternity.
Life here on earth is temporary. Our soul will rest in the comfort of God's grace and mercy or apart from Him in the everlasting lake of fire.
Hold NOT on to the things of this world but hold ON to the knowledge that grace and mercy is available to you on today through a personal relationship with Christ Jesus.
Grace and Mercy! Have you seek and found it yet? Ponder this question now and as long as your live.
Remember, tomorrow is not a promise, only a hope.