Thursday, August 27, 2015

Merciful God!

She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. John 8:11

The above scripture should be very important to the believer it reveals Jesus true nature, His nature to forgive. He refused to condemn despite His knowledge of the truth. The adulterous woman was brought to Him in the hopes of condemnation but the Lord sent her away and ordered her to sin no more. The people were not aware of it yet, but the very purpose of Jesus was to save, to give life abundantly. "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly". (John 10:10) The Lord God loves us all. His love is not what we typically see in this world. It is a profound and wonderful truth that His love for us is loaded with His goodness and mercy. Through the grace of the Holy Spirit, Who is ever-present with us, our soul and heart finds peace. Love and mercy go hand in hand. It is because of His mercy that he came to die for us.

God has always been and always will remain good and merciful. In His goodness He deals compassionately with His children. Because God is good, we may have comfort in addressing Him, for being accepted in His beloved Son (Ephesians 1:6), His eyes are now upon the righteous, and His ears attentive to their cry (Psalm 34:15). It doesn't matter if you are rejected by your spouse and family. You will always have acceptance in God's loving arm: Isn't that beautiful!

Because God is merciful we can call on Him "Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I can desire beside thee?" (Psalm 73:25). In every respect, "I will praise thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm 139:14). It doesn't matter what our situation is, we have God mercy, goodness and salvation through Christ. Glory!

Friend, let people know that you are a man/woman of God by showing forgiveness and mercy. It may not be easy, and people can be so deceitful sometimes, but still, I urge to show them the same compassion that Christ showed on us on the cross. I am urging you to forgive yourself as well. It doesn't matter what happened yesterday, or last weekend, if you confess and repent our God of mercy will forgive you, so give yourself a break, as you give your co-workers a break by being merciful and forgiving. Let God mercy and goodness remain alive in you.

Praise the Lord!