I absolutely love receiving mercy. Don’t you? Mercy is not receiving the bad thing you deserve. Like instead of getting a fired for missing that project deadline, your boss gives you an extension. That’s mercy. Or like the police officer giving you a warning instead of that ticket for speeding. That’s mercy.
And I love receiving it. Everybody does. But do you love giving mercy to others? Jesus in Mt 5:7 says, Blessed are the merciful because they will receive mercy. God clearly tells us here and throughout the Bible that He will show mercy only to those who show mercy to others. Yet we so often struggle to do that.
Beloved, what you sow, you will reap. Show no mercy, and you will be shown no mercy, but give mercy, and you will be given mercy.
Change begins in you!