Inheriting Mercy

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.             Matthew 5:7 KJV A few years back in the film, “The Ultimate Gift” by Jim Stovall, we see the story of a young man who is presented with the opportunity to inherit an large though undisclosed sum from his billionaire grandfather. There is a catch however;…

Mercy for Today

O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14 KJV Often when we ask God for mercy, we are asking for a past sin to be forgiven. But mercy is about more than sin and more than just about what is past. We often think of…

A Bridge of Mercy

Forgive us our debts and we forgive our debtors    Matthew 6:12 ESV I like the idea that if I am merciful to people; I can count on God forgiving my sins. But we can’t just close our eyes and say, “God I forgive everyone.” God wants us to forgive actual hurtful things people have done….

Meditations on Psalm 25 Part 2

Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.  Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord! Psalm 25:6-7 ESV Does it strike you strange that David asks God to remember mercy as if he were shaking God by…

Whatever Happened to Mercy?

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy Matthew 5:7 Whatever happened to mercy in our political arena and in our community? Where is forgiveness clearly messaged towards people who don’t agree with us, live up to our standards or fit in with our tight knit circle? When we are anxious to pick up stones to…