3rd July 2017

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)

God is abundant in mercy. His mercy is new every morning as it says in the verse above–it never misses one day!

Surely, we would all live miserable, defeated lives if it were not for God’s compassion and willingness to forgive us. Because of His mercy we do not lose heart. (2 Corinthians 4:1).

So many passages in the Bible reveal God’s great mercy, like Ephesians 2:4, “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us.” When we meditate on God’s mercy and truly realise 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.

Jesus said that we are to forgive our enemies and be kind. In this way, we show ourselves to be like our Father in heaven, for He is merciful and kind. Ephesians 4:32 says be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

Let us all make an effort to be more merciful to each other and aim to make mercy a way of life!

Prayer
Father God, thank you for Your mercy toward us. Please help us all to be more merciful to each other.
Amen

Study by Allan Frankcom

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About 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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