Psalm 103:8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
This is a promise because it is a statement of truth about God’s unfailing character. It’s almost like the ‘because’ clause to every promise that can be made. In fact every promise in Scripture is in some way grounded in the character of God, whether the ‘because’ clause is present or not. Every time you read a promise in Scripture, from “I will be with you” to “I know the plans I have for you” to “I will send you another comforter” to “Behold, I am coming soon,” a little thought will tell you what character qualities of God must be true and unfailing for him to carry out that promise: his mercy; his forgiveness; his love; his power; his knowledge; his sovereignty.
And like many of the promises in this list, it is one that is repeated over and over. It is first heard when God reveals himself to Moses, and is repeated or alluded to often in the Old Testament. (Some examples: Numbers 14:18, Nehemiah 9:17, Psalm 86:15, Joel 2:13, Jonah 4:2)
It’s Your Love – by Brandon Heath