Ginrich's Devotional Blog

March 10, 2017


Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,Jesus,Lent,prayer — by ginrich @ 10:07 pm

Matthew 12:7 7 If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. (NIV)

 It seems people who consider themselves “religious” are people who would rather judge and condemn rather than show mercy.  A wise person once said, “There but for the grace of God go I.”  I quote that to myself a lot when I find I’m getting inpatient with someone.  It is so easy to sit in judgement or point fingers at someone who does or says something we consider to be wrong.  We tend to forget our own sins and the amount of grace God show us every day.  God shows us mercy through forgiveness and showing us and encouraging us to a better way.  His grace is a wonderful love gift of underserved mercy.  As much as we don’t deserve God’s mercy, we should give it to others.  How can we not show mercy to someone whom God show mercy?  Instead of looking judgmentally or critically let’s ask God’s Holy Spirit to help us look at others with the mercy He looks at us.  Let us show and encourage others to a better way.  God’s way.

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