Definition of Mercy: not getting what you deserve
Mercy is a gift from God, the Father, made possible through Jesus, God’s Son. I accept the gift through faith in the victory over death by Jesus, my Deliverer.
Why do I need Mercy?
God, who is just, cannot delight in the unrestored. I am unable to make myself worthy in the presence of the Almighty.
Who grants mercy?
Ephesians 2: 4-5 “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.”
Why does God grant mercy?
He loves us.
John 3: 16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.“
Receiving God’s Word
Exodus 34: 6-7 “The Lord passed in front of Moses, calling out, ‘Yahweh! The Lord! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. I lavish unfailing love to a thousand generations. I forgive iniquity, rebellion, and sin. But I do not excuse the guilty. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children and grandchildren; the entire family is affected-even children in the third and fourth generations.’”
Connecting with God’s Word
How does God describe His mercy?
Responding to God’s Word
Do you have something you want to say to God about mercy?
What truth about mercy can you relate to today?