: a mild or merciful disposition
: a lack of severity in punishing
PRAY: Lord, today I ask that you would visit the hearts of your people in America. Reveal to us, oh God, the ways that we have been unfaithful and disloyal. May we be broken before you as we seek your heart for our nation during this election, and may we receive your lenient grace as our hearts are stirred to remember that you alone are our Rock and Redeemer.
“They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer. But then they would flatter him with their mouths, lying to him with their tongues; their hearts were not loyal to him, they were not faithful to his covenant. Yet he was merciful; he forgave their iniquities and did not destroy them. Time after time he restrained his anger and did not stir up his full wrath.”