classic word for today-Mercy


If you think you are solely responsible for your success, think again.

Each day when you wake up, be like the lady who said, ‘It is a good thing God’s mercy is new every morning because I used up all of yesterday’s supply!’ Webster’s Dictionary defines mercy as ‘tenderness of heart that disposes a person to overlook injuries or to treat an offender better than he deserves.’ That is a picture of God’s mercy toward you!

David was a man who loved God very much, yet lust overcame him causing him to commit adultery; then have the woman’s husband killed. The reason David talked about God’s mercy is because he needed so much of it! Only a person who is gut-level honest in their evaluation of themselves can say, ‘O GIVE thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever’ (Psalm 107:1 AMP).

If you think you are solely responsible for your success, think again. Paul, the greatest of the Apostles wrote: ‘…I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing…’ (Romans 7:18). It is impossible to be merciful until we have thoroughly come to terms with our own need for mercy – and learned to receive it from the Lord. The truth is, if any of us were ‘perfect,’ nobody could stand us because we would expect the same of others. Every time we have a memory lapse concerning our own faults, we end up being hard to live with. At such times God reminds us again of our flawed condition. He allows us to get into just enough trouble to need His mercy, to keep us humble, and therefore useable.

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