Blessed are the Merciful

"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy."

Is there a quality in life more divine than mercy? Is there anything like showing mercy to one who does not deserve it? I guess that is the heart of mercy isn't it - receiving something that is so undeserved.

It reminds me of the Lord's prayer where Jesus instructs us to pray:

      "forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors"

Yet who among us wants our giving of mercy or forgiveness to be tied to our receiving mercy or forgiveness? Something to consider when we are tempted to withhold mercy or forgiveness.

I need mercy Lord. Help me to be merciful.

2 comments:

  1. I just read this today...

    “Mercy is a command of God, yet it cannot simply be a response to a demand. It must arise out of heats made generous and gracious by an understanding and experience of God’s mercy. It is the hearts of the congregation that must be melted until they ask, “Where is my neighbor?” - TIm Keller

    Between that and your post, I was brought me to my knees.

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  2. "hearts made generous and gracious"

    Let it be Lord.

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