Power is God’s hand or arm, omniscience is God’s eye, mercy is God’s delight, eternity is God’s duration, but holiness is God’s beauty!
— Stephen Charnock
If God spares us as a father does his son, let us imitate God. It is natural for children to imitate their parents. Let us imitate God in this one thing: As God spares us, and passes by many failures, so let us be sparing in our censures of others; let us look upon the weaknesses and indiscretions of our brethren with… a more tender, compassionate eye. How much God bears with us!
— Thomas Watson
His father saw him – there were eyes of mercy;
he ran to meet him – there were legs of mercy;
he put his arms round his neck – there were arms of mercy;
he kissed him – there were kisses of mercy;
he said to him – there were words of mercy;
Bring here the best robe – there were deeds of mercy;
Wonders of mercy – all mercy!
Oh, what a God of mercy he is!
— Matthew Henry