Updated on January 6, 2014
Chronological Bible: October 18, Mercy morphs…
- Matthew 9:1-17
- Mark 2:1-22
- Luke 5:17-39
- Matthew 12:1-14
- Mark 2:23-3:6
- Luke 6:1-11
“Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” –Matthew 9:13, ESV
What does mercy look like in your world? What is that thing God has been tugging on your heart about? You know the thing; the one the Holy Spirit will not stop poking you over. What does mercy look like in that situation?
Be careful. Mercy may mean forgiveness. But it may also mean bringing someone into discipline so as to prevent worse consequences. Mercy may mean bringing a meal to someone, or taking someone’s shift as greeter at church. Mercy comes in many packages. What does mercy look like for that issue you’re stressing? Give mercy, and the Lord Jesus Christ Almighty will honor the gift.