‘For His Mercy Endureth Forever’ (Rushdoony)

Psalms 136:1 Inspirational Image

Do we need God’s mercy?

We wouldn’t last five minutes without it!

Psalm 136, “For His mercy endureth forever,” inspired this essay by R.J. Rushdoony, published in the Chalcedon Magazine 20 years ago. God’s mercy lasts forever, he asked; how long does our mercy last?


Too many Christians think of God as if He were a spare tire kept in the trunk of their car, Rushdoony wrote: great to have in an emergency, but otherwise something that they never think about.

Well, I find that psalm inspiring, too. If you read my Bell Mountain books, you know I use it as the anthem for King Ryons’ army.

Let us try to widen the embrace of our own mercy.

14 comments on “‘For His Mercy Endureth Forever’ (Rushdoony)

  1. True, we don’t hear much in today’s preaching about God’s Mercy Seat. All forgiveness of our sins is by God’s mercy because we do not deserve forgiveness but judgment. I like the saying, “Mercy is for what we deserve and Grade is for what we do not deserve.” For our church marquis this week I put up, “Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled.”

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