Give Mercy, Receive Mercy

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

THOUGHT:
It is easy to tell someone to be merciful when no one has wronged you; but the moment someone sins against you those unrighteous feelings boil up to create resentment or even hate for the offender. However, we are told that in order to receive mercy, we must give it (Matthew 6:15).

APPLICATION:
Think about all that God has forgiven you for. When someone wrongs you, ask yourself the following questions:
1) How many sins did Adam have to commit in order to damn the entire human race to hell?
2) How many sins have I committed that were washed away?
3) What right do I have to not show mercy to my neighbor?

PRAYER:
Heavenly Father I thank you for your mercy. Help me show the same type of mercy and forgiveness against those who have wronged me. In Jesus’ Name I pray, AMEN!

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