Tag Archives: Mercy

The Lord your God is a merciful God

Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Continue reading

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Is grace transforming? 

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

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God of the vulnerable

To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it….He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. Continue reading

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Are you merciful?

An in-depth and practical look at mercy. Continue reading

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A place in God’s mercy

We should tremble at these words whenever we’re tempted to be unmerciful. Continue reading

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Does grace lead to responsibility?

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

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Inexplicable mercy

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

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God is patient and merciful

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.
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Always leading us back to grace

God is always leading us back to grace to confess our unworthiness and to celebrate His mercy. Continue reading

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Misreading the Bible

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

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