“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.”
Mercy– (n)- compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one’s power; also: lenient or compassionate treatment: a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion
Merciful– (adj)- : treating people with kindness and forgiveness : not cruel or harsh : having or showing mercy: giving relief from suffering : full of mercy : compassionate
Yeah I said “ain’t” – And they aren’t what they should be, especially God’s children. “That’s the fact Jack.”
There are many verses in the bible that speak of mercy toward the people of God, i.e. mercy from God and mercy from others. This verse automatically made me think of Saul aka Paul, the one who was rather mean to Christians. You know the event where he was brought to his knees, blinded temporarily, had to rely and believe in Christ, became a new man in Christ?
Here’s my WISDOM for you- If you cannot be forgiving of others, you need to leave them alone(join Shrek in the Kingdom of Far Far Away) and pray for yourself deeply. If you are led by the spirit of the devil, and you choose to continue being led by him, then go on with your bad self and burn. No one likes to be burden with someone who smells like smoke all the time and is down and out (unmerciful), and have no love for others, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Flee! Don’t be a slave to sin, be merciful.
As I read verse seven(7), I had questions for self for when/what I SEE. Some may appear monotonous, however they are not. Just use your Helper. Now you too can check your eyes and heart. Ok?
- Are you forgiving of your past? (confess to God, ask for mercy, ask for deliverance)
- Are you forgiving of the past of others? (the devil stirs others and you to keep your past present)
- Do you believe that others should be under your control? (think cruelty to animals campaign)
- Have you shown mercy TO DAY to someone?
- Do you feel bad for people who can’t seem to come to Christ, after you have been spending Jesus-Time with them? (hardened hearts, unbelievers, weak mind-set that the bible is just stories written by men)
- Do you have compassion for the sick?( ex. mentally ill, alcoholic, drug addict)
- Do you have compassion and respect for the elderly and homebound?
- Do you have compassion for the disabled?( ex. physical infirmities, includes false prophets and teachers)
- Do you have compassion for those who have suffered?(ex. the abused, the disconsolate)
- Do you have compassion for the overlooked and poor? (ex. the homeless)
- Do you call or visit people you have not seen in your church for some time?
- Have you gone or do you go out of the way to help others in desperate need?
- Do you have someone on earth that you can go to in confidence about issues in your life? (someone that you know that the bucks(words) stop there-not worrying about gossip or flinging it back in your face) (Wow!)
- What purpose does it serve to keep throwing up a person’s past, better yet who does it serve?(Whoa!)
- Who is your neighbor and what have you done for them lately?
- What is the meaning of relief?
- What does God’s Word say about forgiveness?
I reviewed my answers and the Holy Spirit put me in check. (TYHS) No, we are not perfect. Think about this-what fee do you pay by being merciful? Remember these important things if you do not remember anything else about the word M-E-R-C-I-F-U-L:
James 2:13- For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment
Matthew 18:33 – “Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?” ( for the unforgiving and merciless to ponder)
Let us sing- Here a quote, there a quote, everywhere a quote quote! Enjoy Beloved- Peace Out!
“God seeth different abilities and frailties of men, which may move His goodness to be merciful to their different improvements in virtue.”
“The most miserable prison in the world is the prison we make for ourselves when we refuse to show mercy.”
“Here is the life of prayer, when in or with the Spirit, a man being made sensible of sin, and how to come to the Lord for mercy; he comes, I say, in the strength of the Spirit, and crieth Father. That one word spoken in faith, is better than a thousand prayers, as men call them, written and read, in a formal, cold, lukewarm way.”
“No obligation to justice does force a man to be cruel, or to use the sharpest sentence. A just man does justice to every man and to everything; and then, if he be also wise, he knows there is a debt of mercy and compassion due to the infirmities of man’s nature; and that is to be paid; and he that is cruel and ungentle to a sinning person, and does the worst to him, is in his debt and is unjust.”