Matthew 5:7 says’ blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
When it comes to “Mercy” we want it for ourselves, but we are reluctant to give it to others, and why is that? Could it be that we don’t think they deserve it? Truth be told neither do you?
Let’s look at an example and see if mercy is what we give.
- Let’s say that you planned a romantic dinner for you and your spouse, but hours have passed, and your spouse comes in the door three hours late. Are you going to show your spouse mercy or are you going to be mad and start with negative words without hearing what kept them from being home on time?
- What about your daughter. You and she made plans to pick out a dress but instead she has forgotten? When she returns home, she shows you the dress she brought. Are you going to show her mercy or are you going to be upset and make her feel bad?
Every day you and I are faced with deciding to show mercy or not to show mercy. Regardless of how we are disappointed by others we must show mercy.
You know why we must? Because every second of the day the Lord Jesus gives us Mercy. He gave us mercy while we were yet sinners. Jesus who is perfect gives sinner’s mercy when we don’t deserve anything from Him. Who are we to not show the same mercy to others?
Jesus could have said I am not going to give them mercy, for they have rejected God, and His word. But see He didn’t do that did He? So, the next time someone or something happens before you get all hot under the collar show mercy towards others. It will go well with your soul.
Have a blessed day today