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Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. – Matthew 5:7

Probably next to love, no other character quality so defines God as that of “mercy”.

  • And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The LORD.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.” — Exodus 33:19
  • “Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.” — Psalm 25:6
  • “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions” — Psalm 51:1
  • “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us . . .” — Ephesians 2:4

The believer who has experienced such mercy from God now is told in Christ’s kingdom he or she is to be “merciful.” An old Puritan definition of mercy is:

A melting disposition whereby we lay to heart the miseries of others and are ready on all occasions to be instrumental for their good. — Thomas Watson

Mercy is likewise granted to those who show mercy. Continue Reading…

Have you found yourself on an Advent-ure as we’ve considered Finding Calcutta? Do you find yourself longing for and waiting upon the coming of the Lord in your life, your neighborhood, your discipline, your campus, your nation, the creation?

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How would you articulate the gulf between a secular legacy, one of the world’s primary measures of a life’s work, and faithful fulfillment of Christian calling?

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