“God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Matthew 5:7
One thing that is common to the poor in spirit, the meek, and those who hunger for righteousness is that their life is not self-sufficient but looks outward for help.
They understand mercy for they know their own inadequacies, dependence, weaknesses and incompleteness.
They know how much mercy they are shown by God. So they in turn show mercy to others.
In the world that we live in, mercy is not something we see many people showing.
To the world, power and financial success is the most important things in life.
How can we show mercy in our world?
It can be hard, but this is what Jesus has Commanded us to do.
He told us that if we don’t show mercy, we will not receive mercy.
Mercy is one of the spiritual bridges God has built so that He can relate to you and me, and mercy is a bridge you and I must build if we are going to relate lovingly to others.
God’s mercy and grace grow out of love. God loves the whole world.
Sinners are saved because of God’s grace and mercy.
It is easy to remember the difference between grace and mercy.
God in His grace gave me what I do not deserve.
In His mercy, He does not give me what I do deserve.
This is the mercy that Jesus is telling us to have toward others in our lives.
We are to love others as God loves us and show them the same grace and mercy God shows us.
“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.” (Ephesians 5:1-2)
Having received God’s divine
nature, we begin to manifest God’s attributes, and mercy is one of His attributes.