“Blessed are the merciful…”

The culture we live in craves revenge.  Some might say, “Revenge is sweet.”

But the scriptures teach the opposite of revenge: “Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” (Proverbs 19:11

So if a follower of Jesus seeks to be merciful, does he or she simply overlook sin or injustice?  Definitely not.  Micah 6:8 clearly states that justice and mercy (or kindness) go together: 

He has told you, O man, what is good;
and what does the LORD require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8 ESV)

Jesus said, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” (Matthew 5:7)

In this message you will learn what mercy is, and what it is not.  You will also learn practical steps to live out mercy in your own life.  Enjoy!