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Tag Archives: Mercy
“Mercy is not effectively received unless it is shown, for God’s mercy transforms. If God’s mercy does not take root in the heart, it is not experienced. Forgiveness not shown is forgiveness not known.” Continue reading
How could God have any adequate reason for offering mercy to sinners like me? I cry out “God be merciful to me the sinner” but I know that there is nothing in me that deserves mercy. Continue reading
Mercy is willingness to “take into account” or “compassionately considers” certain matters about the object of mercy — in a way that restrains a judgment that is deserved and leads to grace.
God is always leading us back to grace to confess our unworthiness and to celebrate His mercy. Continue reading
Since the Bible addresses violent and evil people where they live, we should not be surprised to find some really horrible things in it. The whole project of humanity is happening under merciful divine concession. The fact of divine concession started early in history and it set the tone for all of the ways of God with humanity. Continue reading