God is not Merciful by Fits

Stone Marcus An Appeal for Mercy 1793

Thomas Goodwin:

You are not to imagine that indeed when we have walked holily, and only then, we may come with expectation of mercy and pardon from Him: no, but trust in Him ‘at all times.’ only come humbling yourselves, and turning unto him: draw near to Him and he will draw near to you. God is not as a man, to be merciful by fits, when the good humour comes on Him; but consider, He is merciful as Jehovah, and therefore with a constancy, and continually, which in express words you have, Ps lxxi. 3. ‘Be thou my strong habitation where unto I may continually resort: thou hast given Commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.’ Ver. 14, ‘But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.’

~Banner of Truth works of Thomas Goodwin Volume 8 Page 41

Source: http://www.puritanboard.com/f36/goodwin-when-expect-mercy-84604/, Comment #1

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