Beatitudes–Merciful

We need God’s mercy, but we also need to remember that God gives us mercy and we must be willing to be merciful to others.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.–Matthew 5:7

The merciful are full of compassion and pity toward those who are suffering either from sin or sorrow. The merciful sincerely want to make such suffering less by bringing those people to the grace and help of God through Jesus Christ. In showing mercy to others, we “shall obtain mercy.”

In Mark 11:25 says, “And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. No Christian fool themselves that they have faith sufficient for answered prayer if they secretly hold animosity or bitterness in their hearts against anyone.

We need to remember that God forgives us for all of our sins and mistakes. We need to have that same kind of mercy towards others. By no means are we deserving of God’s mercy, and therefore we have to try to be just a merciful to others.

Psalm 41:1 says, “Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.” We always need to keep in mind the ones less fortunate than us. We should be willing to help where we can. One day we could be in their shoes.

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