Mercy—Grace; Favor; Eternal life; Blessing; pardon; the act of sparing.
Mercy is an attribute of the Lord that is grounded in His Love for us. If it were not for God’s mercy, where would we be? Because of mercy, we are alive today…please do not take for granted that we would be alive anyway. God’s love and mercy, shown in the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus on the cross, enables us to escape the clutches of sin and its effects.
However, it is useless and senseless to think we can continue to hold grudges and unforgiveness while we still expect to experience the mercy of God. No, I am not saying that God will withdraw His mercy from us but I am saying we ought not to be selfish and hold onto God’s Blessing for ourselves and not pass it on to others. Now, you may say they do not deserve it…but neither did we!
Regardless, of what someone may do to or say about us, we are to be a living, breathing example of God’s love and mercy everywhere we go. To extend a hand of mercy does not require any qualification from those to whom it is extended.
When telling the story of the “Good Samaritan” Jesus asked: who was neighbor to the man who was attacked and the answer came, “He that shewed mercy on him.” After hearing that answer, Jesus said to the respondent: “Go, and do thou likewise” (Luke 10:36-37). It is essential that we show the love of God by showing mercy. For in so doing, we do qualify ourselves to receive mercy.
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