The Lord showed mercy yet again

1 Chronicles Bible Background

Old Testament: 1Ch 21.14–15a

To read the Bible in a year, read First Chronicles 20–22 on May 27, In the year of our Lord 2020

By Don Ruhl

Israel provoked the Lord and the Lord allowed Satan to use David to number Israel that David might see how powerful his army was. For his failure to trust the Lord, the Lord sent an angel with a plague to punish Israel, but the Lord finally saw that Israel had suffered enough,

So the LORD sent a plague upon Israel, and seventy thousand men of Israel fell. And God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it. As he was destroying, the LORD looked and relented of the disaster, and said to the angel who was destroying, “It is enough; now restrain your hand.”

– 1 Chronicles 21.14–15a

Great are the mercies of our Lord, because the wages of sin is death and once we have sinned, we have forfeited our right to continue living. Yet, as He did with Israel, so He continues to do with the church and Christians, He shows us mercy daily. Praise the Lord!


  • In what ways has the Lord shown you mercy?
  • Do you show mercy toward people?

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