GOD IS MERCIFUL
The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works (Psalm 145:8-9).
Amongst the many attributes of God, his “tender mercies” stand out unparalleled. There are countless evidences in the Bible that support the overflowing nature of God’s kind of mercy.
For example, it is by His mercies that you’re able to read this piece right now (Acts 17:28a). It is also by His mercies that you were created in His own image and likeness, and made to have dominion over the other works of His hands (Genesis 1:26).
Oh how sweet and reassuring it is to know that God’s “tender mercies” are unconditional and endless (Psalms 136:1). Amen!
LET MERCY PREVAIL
Therefore given that we have been created after the similitude of God, we’re also expected to show mercy and compassion to all and sundry.
Come to think of it, mercy is so powerful such that, if used correctly, can help steer the human race in the right course and in accordance to God’s will.
For example, the myriads of troubles that we experience in the world today could be easily circumvented or totally averted if only we showed mercy to one another from the very onset.
Unfortunately, it’s so sad to see so much animosity, hypocrisy and unforgiveness in the world today. This is simply because the devil has gained a foothold in the lives of many. But you can dare to be different just by showing mercy to everyone.
No doubt there are countless benefits of showing mercy. And just like the the law of harvest posits: whatsoever mercy we show to others always has a way of coming back to us like the boomerang (Galatians 6:7).
Finally, let’s look to the Bible for a few examples on the benefits of showing mercy:
- Abraham entertained angels unknowingly. That act of mercy granted him access to generational blessings (Genesis 18:1-16).
- Rahab showed mercy to the spies from Israel and that preserved her family from destruction (Joshua 2:12-21).
- Rebekah was chosen as wife for Isaac because she met the needs of Abraham’s servant (Genesis 24:12-28).
Dare to show mercy today!