“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Matthew 5:7
Do you need Gods mercy? We live in a world that is very unforgiving. Everyone loves you when you don’t screw up, but once you make a few mistakes, you find out how forgiving someone truly is. The original Greek word for “Mercy” is “Eleos” meaning compassion or pity.
The greatest display of mercy on humanity was at the cross. Even though Jesus was beaten, mocked, and spit on. Before he took one of his last breaths, he said “Father forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34) Because of our sin, we put Jesus on that cross to take the wages of our sins.
Jesus had every right to be angry and judgmental with us. If he refused to lay down his life for us, nobody would have blamed him. But Jesus showed us “Mercy” , “Compassion” , and “ Pity” on all of us. The question is do you accept the Grace from God? Or do you simply ignore the “Mercy” that God has displayed for you at the cross?
Jesus said if you don’t forgive or have mercy on others, then God wont forgive or have mercy on you (Matthew 6:15) As humans its in our nature to seek revenge, or strike war against our enemies. But we must realize the war has already been won for us at the cross Amen!