Mercy

The other day I heard a great definition of mercy, "Compassion that results in action". Having compassion on someone, combined with an action to alleviate the situation. I, being fully human, tend to have a limit to how much mercy I will offer. God's heart is there is no limit to His mercy! This is difficult for me to understand. There is no limit to His mercy if I have a right relationship with Him.

Some of you who have been reading my posts have also heard me define mercy as not receiving what I deserve. This is also true. Think about this - mercy triumphs over judgement! This is the aspect of not getting what I deserve. I have received much mercy from God. This gives me the desire to show mercy to others. This is being a conduit for what has been already given to me. I have received much mercy, I want to show much mercy. God had mercy on me while I was still a sinner, so He sent his son to mend this rift between us - compassion, combined with action to alleviate the situation. Some of you reading my post need to receive this mercy from God. Others reading my post may be asked to extend mercy to someone God places in your path.

Titus 3:4-7; Hebrews 4:16 “When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. Because of his grace he declared us righteous and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most."

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