Be merciful like your Heavenly Father. Yesterday we ended with the thought that we should forgive others and extend to them the same mercy that God has given us. Psalm 103:8 tells us that “THE LORD IS COMPASSIONATE, AND GRACIOUS, SLOW TO ANGER AND ABOUNDING IN LOVE.” As God’s family, all of us are supposed to be the same way – compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in love. The Hebrew word for ‘compassionate’ can also be translated ‘merciful.’ Mercy is the kind pardoning of an offender. The forgiveness that we offer others is based on the fact that God (our righteous Judge) has shown us mercy and forgiven us. Having been forgiven of ALL our sins, we should be willing to freely forgive others too. Be mercy-FULL today.
God bless & lots’a love,