Have Mercy….February 26, 2009
mercy = compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one’s power
In Matthew 9, we find that Jesus went to eat with sinners – and the Pharisees started to complain. Jesus was showing these people mercy / compassion – “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” He was walking the walk – His actions were reflecting what He talked about. He was not being a hypocrite….
The verse for today is… “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” (1 John 4:9)
Are we sharing this good news to EVERYONE around us – not just who we deem as “good”. None of us are “good” – we all have sinned. Jesus was the ultimate example of what He wants us to do…. He ate with sinners, He had compassion on sinners, He healed sinners – He sacrificed His life for sinners….. He LOVES sinners!!!
How are we doing as Christians? Are we true “Christ-followers”? Do we do like Jesus did/does?
Are we afraid of what others might think??? Or are we willing to talk to / fellowship with / those whom Jesus came to die for??? The Gospel – GOOD NEWS is meant for sinners!!!
* Are you willing to know the Good News of God’s mercy??? That He sent His only Son to die for your sins….
* Are you willing to make God’s mercy an important part of your life??? Study God’s Word, memorize it – make it part of who you are – live by it’s word….
* Are you willing to tell others how God loves them so much??? “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
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Today, I just made this LO of oldest son – I can’t believe he will be 17 in a couple of weeks….