Tag Archives: Mercy

Mercy, Not Sacrifice – Matthew 9:13

Matthew 9:13 – But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. When I was a boy in school, I remember asking my teacher what a certain word meant. She gave me a most annoying direction, […]

Mercies and Forgiveness – Daniel 9:9-10

Daniel 9:9-10 – To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; It is interesting to think about forgiveness from the Lord. Today we usually think that we need forgiveness from other people not the Lord. Certainly our actions impact others, but if we cause them harm, why do […]

Enduring Mercy – 1 Chronicles 16:34

1 Chronicles 16:34 – O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. We take so many things for granted. Sunshine, clean air, water, food, shelter, and clothing are just a few things many of us just assume we will have in abundance everyday. I for one have […]

My Foot Slippeth – Psalm 94:18

When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O Lord, held me up. – Psalm 94:18 Meditation:  When was the last time you slipped up?  A year ago?  A month?  A week?  Today?  I venture that an honest assessment would reveal that you and I have slipped up or sinned very recently.  Being an obedient […]

Suffer In Well Doing – 1 Peter 3:17

For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. – 1 Peter 3:17 Meditation:  One of the most difficult things to do is good for someone who harms you or wishes you harm.  When we are hurt, we want to strike back.  We […]

Having these promises… – 2 Corinthians 7:1

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. – 2 Corinthians 7:1 Meditation:  What should our response be to the promises of God?  In a word… Holiness.  You see, holiness is our proper response to God’s goodness, grace, […]

Hate Evil – Psalm 97:10

Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked. – Psalm 97:10 Meditation:  Evil is real, and as Christians, we should avoid doing evil at every turn.  “For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain […]