Thought For Today - What Did Jesus Say ? - About Mercy ?
Thought For Today - August 17 - What Did Jesus Say ? - About Mercy?
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What did Jesus say? - About mercy?
The definition of mercy is: a quality of compassion, clemency, a refraining from the infliction of suffering by one who has the right or power to inflict.
One of the attributes of God is his mercy. God has compassion on all of his creatures, and is not willing that any should perish. He certainly has the right and power to inflict suffering to punish evil doers, but God is long suffering and withholds his wrath from falling upon those of us who deserve it. Instead he pours out his grace, unmerited favor, favor that we have not earned, and do not deserve.
Jesus said: "Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy." Matthew 5:7
In the likeness of God, as his dear children, he expects us also to be like him in showing mercy. We ought to be concerned for the eternal welfare of those around us. We ought to love and show mercy to the unlovable. We ought to be more ready to forgive and pardon than to seek revenge.
God looks upon us as we are merciful to others, and pours out his mercy upon us accordingly. "Blessed are the merciful for they shalt receive mercy." Math 5:7