“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus” (Phil 2:5).
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. (Luke 6:36; Matt 5:7)
A perfect defenition of mercy: to show compassion or forgiveness to someone when it is within your power to punish or harm.
These children have learned the meaning of mercy, and they will often ask: “Please give me mercy!”
We had a mini-vacation at a place close to Springfield with lots of attractions. This was one that their mother liked. I guess the kids had fun too dressing up like in old times.
Now they will spend the week with me. We might need to extend some mercy, who knows?
Jesus told us to be merciful, as our Father is merciful. Have you thought about all the times he has shown you mercy. That is EVERY DAY! WE DO NOT DESERVE HIS LOVE, but because of Christ we have it in abundant measure.
“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved” (Eph 2:4,5).
How true that we don’t deserve God’s love, his compassion and forgiveness, but in his grace he gives us mercy. Oh, precious love, mercy and grace of our God and Savior!
When someone needs to be subject of our compassion and forgiveness, let’s be merciful!