Mercy Alive. . .

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As we continue to move through the Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount I pray that you will find encouragement to act in a way that pleases God. I pray we all act in a way that makes our Creator smile.

Our verse this week is taken from Matthew 5:7. We read: “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” Mercy is a concept that isn’t foreign to us, but I think the Biblical concept of mercy can be. Mercy implies the one being merciful has something over the other person. They have a level of control. Biblically speaking God has control over our lives, and this fact is lost in some minds today. Everyone likes receiving mercy, but the number of people who like to give it is fewer. The problem is that this verse ties the two together. Jesus is saying the ones that give mercy are blessed by God and receive mercy from Him.

When I think of applying this verse in my life, I think of the times that I have received mercy. The times when I had done something against someone else. I knew it was my fault and I knew I should have received something other than mercy. I remember the feeling that I had afterwards when the wronged person forgave. I remember the feeling of grace, and I liked it. As you reflect on your life, I know you can agree. This understanding doesn’t give someone an excuse to allow another person to walk all over them, but it does allow grace to be given when grace is needed.

Mercy is love carried out. It is love manifest in thought and deed. If we desire this love towards us, we are to share this love towards our fellow created beings. Love is manifest in grace, and this is the grace that Jesus has for us. Love unending, mercy unfailing and grace undefeated.

Mercy gives life in its’ truest sense.

This week let us seek out opportunities to issue grace and mercy to those who are in need. Let us carry the torch and live out the life that Christ has ransomed for us.

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Matthew 5:7 – “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”

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