Category Archives: Mercy

Mercy & Help

Isaiah 41:10 “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”

God can help you. In fact, God wants to help you and God wants to be with you. So, we move from, Can God help me? to God can help me, and then because we are convinced that God can help us, we move to, “God must help me”. Read the rest of this entry

True Help

John 11:21 & 40 “Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died. Jesus responded, “Didn’t I tell you that you would see God’s glory if you believe?”

Martha and Mary had this Jesus that they loved, but the question on their minds was, “Can He help us?” They knew Jesus wanted to help, but they were not sure if He could help. Their dilemma was they were not sure if Jesus could help. Read the rest of this entry

The Focus

Ex.33:19 “The Lord replied, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will call out my name, Yahweh, before you. For I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.” [with emphasis]

What you do tells a story of what you actually believe. A man told his pastor that heaven and hell cannot really exist. “Why do you say that?”, his pastor asked. Read the rest of this entry

Hessed

Ps.63:3 (NKJV) “Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You.”

The other sheepdog – mercy is the Hebrew word Hesed [when the person from whom I have a right to expect nothing, gives me everything]. Theologians tell us that it is one of the richest words in Hebrew. Read the rest of this entry

God-Cover

Ps.23:6 (NKJV) “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.

When you consider Psalm 23 in its entirety and verse six in particular, it seems like God is an insurance policy. It is like God telling us that we have been insured, we have a cover. Read the rest of this entry

Enough!

Isa.65:22 No longer will they build houses and others live in them, or plant and others eat. For as the days of a tree, so will be the days of my people; my chosen ones will long enjoy the work of their hands” (NIV, with emphasis).

Any one that takes a position against God’s plan for your life will be crushed by the weight of God’s glory. You will not be naïve all the days of your life. There are implications to aligning with God and there are implications to being against God. Read the rest of this entry

Turning Point

Ex.15:23 When they came to the oasis of Marah, the water was too bitter to drink. So they called the place Marah (which means “bitter”) … 25 So Moses cried out to the Lord for help, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. Moses threw it into the water, and this made the water good to drink.

In Esau’s life we see the weight and the consequences [the Marah] of missed opportunity. Thankfully, God is merciful! Even in all, God still gave Esau a door, a way of escape. Read the rest of this entry

Goodness & Mercy

Psa.136: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. 2 Give thanks to the God of gods. His faithful love endures forever. 3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His faithful love endures forever.”

 

Ps.23:6 [NRSV] Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life…

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Irrational Compassion

Luke 10:34 “…Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. 35The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins, telling him, ‘Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here.’”

 

To be able to show compassion, you have to see people how God sees them. God does so much for us but do we always do the right thing at the right time?

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Pay It Forward

Matt.18: 33 Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’”

 

Someone once said that when you are seated, your flaws are not very noticeable. But the minute you step up and begin to go higher,

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