13th October 2015

Make Mercy A Way Of Life

“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”
Lamentations 3:22-23 (NKJV)

How thankful we should all be for God’s abundant mercy! It is new every morning. Surely we would all live miserable, defeated lives if it were not for His compassion and willingness to forgive us.

When we meditate on God’s mercy and truly realize how much He willingly forgives us, we can much more easily show mercy to others. Good relationships are impossible unless we are generous with mercy and forgiveness.

Being merciful simply means forgiving others even though their actions would warrant our anger.

Matthew 5:7 tells us “Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.” If we read the parable of the unforgiving servant in Matthew 18:21-35 we find that the response to mercy shown to us should be mercy to others. Our Heavenly Father is full of mercy toward us, and He wants us to be full of mercy toward others!

Prayer
Father, thank you for being merciful to us.  Please help us through the power of the Holy Spirit to be merciful to others.
Amen

Study by Allan Frankcom

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allanfrankcomAbout the Author:
Allan Frankcom is on the Pastoral Council of the Bristol Congregation of the Worldwide Church of God, UK.  He and his wife, Julie have attended the Bristol Church for over 30 years.

Local Congregation:
Worldwide Church of God Bristol
Emmersons Green Village Hall
Emmerson Way
EMMERSONS GREEN
South Gloucestershire
BS16 7AP

Meeting Time:
Saturday 11:30am

Local Congregational Contact:
Allan Frankcom
Email:  jf007d9991@blueyonder.co.uk

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