Luke 6:36 – “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful” (NIV).
Mercy is only necessary when a wrong is present or someone hurts you. Jesus guaranteed that offenses would come, so you need to develop a genuine love for mercy and become rich in it.
He also said you are to be merciful just as God is. Showing His kind of mercy is three-fold—do not judge, do not condemn, and forgive. (I’m going to cover each of these one day at a time.)
The first thing you must realize is that you are nobody’s judge. God alone is the righteous Judge, and a judgmental person thinks he can do God’s job better than He can. Don’t be that person.
Has sombody hurt you today? Our judgment tends to be cloudy when we are wounded, but God is always fair. Don’t throw the book at someone. Step out from behind the bench, and refer your case to Him.
Micah 6:8 – He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? (NKJV)
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