Posts Tagged ‘Mercy’

Jude 17-23 Still Have Mercy

KNOWING the original makes spotting a fake MUCH easier!

The last time we were together Jude told us to watch out for those masquerading as believers. Their actions can cause a LOT of trouble. But today he tells us how to deal with such people.

Jude tells us to “have mercy on those who doubt; save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garments stained by the flesh” (verse 22). Dictionary.com defines mercy as:

 

“compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy,
or other person in one’s power; compassion, pity, or benevolence”

Jude breaks our mercy down into a couple of categories. The first category is for those who doubt. The second is for the one stirring up dissention or confusion. Read more »

Matthew 5:6-8 Be Attitudes: Hungry, Merciful, and Pure

Me without Him

Me without Him

I have been trying to write this morning for several hours now, and everything I had put down felt so phony. I have been trying to analyze Jesus’ message instead of letting it speak to my heart. I’m tired of trying to expound on His message and bring “clarity” to it. I don’t have the answers and I don’t think I have been called to be the expert, so I’m going to stop trying to fill those shoes. I’m going to simply go with what each verse means to me.

I am NO example of the person to follow in living out these attitudes in daily life. I fall FAR short of the ideal. Please help me God to take one more step each day to be who You have desired me to be. Help me become more like You every day. Read more »