SCRIPTURES: Nehemiah 9:17 “…but thou art a God ready to pardon [EL SELICHOT], gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not…” Psalms 103:8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. (See similar statements here: Exodus 34:6-7; 2 Chronicles 30:9; Psalm 86:15; Psalm 145:8; Joel 2:13; John 4:2).
THOUGHT: EL SELICHOT – FORGIVING GOD is literally “GOD OF PARDONS“. The word for pardon or forgiveness is a rare word that occurs in the Bible only here in Nehemiah 9:17, in Psalm 130:4, and in Daniel 9:9. Nevertheless, the concept of God’s mercy, graciousness, longsuffering and forgiveness is well established and documented throughout the Bible, as seen in Psalm 103:8 and additional references above. Revealing this aspect of God’s Nature gives you hope that the merciful and gracious God, EL SELICHOT will Pardon and Forgive you when you acknowledge and repent.
PRAYER: Dear Heavenly Father, EL SELICHOT – FORGIVING GOD and GOD OF PARDONS: I am glad to hear that forgiveness and pardon are a part of Your nature as is evidenced by Your Name. I thank You for forgiving my trespasses and sin. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!