Anne Nov 2015 Photo4Matthew 5:17 “Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy.”

Jesus showed mercy to those who came in contact with.  Even when He was dying on the cross, He extended mercy to the thief who hung beside Him.

Where would we be without His mercy to us?  Some of us have known the Lord since we were children, others came to Him later in life; but if it wasn’t for His mercy, we would not have Him in our lives.

Because we have been shown mercy, the Lord expects us to be merciful to those around us.  It is so easy to look at the mistakes and sins of others and judge them, sometimes even asking the Lord to punish them for their wickedness.  But when we remember that we are all sinners in God’s sight, we realize we did not deserve God’s mercy, either.

When the world looks at me, do they see mercy?

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, I am so thankful for the mercy you extended to me, even though I was not worthy.  Let me always show mercy to others to they will see Jesus in me.

Devotion by Anne Johnston

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