Definition of Mercy: not getting what you deserve
Mercy changes how God sees us.
Our slate with Him is clean. Read Psalm 103.
Mercy changes our dependency.
The Holy Spirit helps us understand more about God.
1 Corinthians 2: 9-13 “However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”—the things God has prepared for those who love him—these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.
Mercy changes our favorite meeting room.
We can approach God’s throne boldly.
Hebrews 4: 16 “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
A Note about Mercy-Ask and you will receive.
Receiving God’s Word
Hebrews 4: 15-16 “This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for He faced all the same testings we do, yet He did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”
Connecting with God’s Word
What does God say about a Christ-Follower and sin?
Responding to God’s Word
Is there anything you want to say to God?
What truth about mercy can you relate to today?