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"Without God's Mercy, What Would Our Life and World Be Like?" - African Evangelical Baptist Church, Grand Prairie
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"Without God's Mercy, What Would Our Life and World Be Like?"

In my mind, I always have the two biblical concepts of grace and mercy side by side to be able to appreciate the goodness and loving kindness of God for humanity, and me in particular. Grace is understood to be what God does for us that we do not deserve, while mercy is not getting God's wrath that we deserve as a result of our intransigence and disobedience to His demands on our life. Mercy is like the opposite of grace, but both as a result of God's favor. The weight of our sin was borne by Jesus on the Calvary tree when He, though sinless, innocent and perfect, died in our place. At that time it would appear that God closed His eyes of mercy on Jesus to pay the necessary penalty of humanity's sin and pave the way to eternal life to all those who would by faith trust His redemptive work for us. Without God's mercy allowing Jesus the righteous to die for us, we would have had no hope of salvation because none of us would have been good enough even to die for our own sin. We must therefore, be eternally grateful to God in Christ Jesus and show mercy toward others in any way we can as beloved children of God. Hence some of the following Bible references ought to be important to us and cause us to a life style being merciful to others:

"But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit" (Ephesians 2:4-5).

"Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may have mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need" (Hebrews 4:16)."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)."Be merciful, even as your heavenly Father is merciful" (Luke 6:36).

I pray that God opens our inner eyes afresh to appreciate the power of God's mercy on us all and cause us to daily live a life of mercy in all our relationships.-                                                                                              Dr. Johnson Omoni.

 


 
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