Kimmer: Mercy

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Mercy

Today's message at church was on Mercy - reminding us how Jesus wasn't just good to those who were good to them, He was merciful even to those who were very insulting to Him... how this is the nature of God and one the attributes of God, which He chooses to reveal to us in Ex 34:6 that He is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness (wow - I love that verse.)
These same attributes of God are again echoed in Ps 86:15 But You, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness
Ps 116:5 The Lord is gracious and righteous, our God is full of compassion
Ps 145:8-9 The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and His mercy is over all that He has made
Lam 3:22-23 ....The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness
We were reminded that it is easy to forget to be merciful when people are unkind to us, and that we need to resolve to be merciful whether we think someone deserves it or not... that the focus of mercy is to love people and reach out to them as Jesus did. We are emulating Jesus when we are showing mercy.
Micah 6:8 what does the Lord require of you but to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God

11 Comments:

At 5/07/2006 8:38 PM, Blogger gail said...

Kimmer, what about the wonderful fact that "Mercy triumphs over judgement". We get to stand before a pure an holy God becuase He in his mercy sent us Jesus to pay the penalty for our sins so that we can escape the judgement of God. We are seen as righteous because of His great mercy. It is awesome.

 
At 5/07/2006 10:07 PM, Blogger Kimmer said...

Gail - amen to that!
thanks for that as well :)

 
At 5/07/2006 10:37 PM, Blogger Claire said...

hi eliz and kim!

the flower picture, and most of the other ones come from just google searches... i think i may be semi naughty out of ignorance as i just copy and save... i dont really ask permission... i hope that isnt too naughty...

u can use the flower pic... good trade lol!

thanks for the encouragement re the blogg... it is really like a journal but out there, and really like a devo time, but others can read it too... and really like me practicing to write (i edit our church mag, and write for it too... so this is stretching for me)... and really like me collecting my thoughts on God... and me also responding to what God is doing in my life... and a way to share Him with others for His glorY!

your flower pic is cool though :o)

 
At 5/07/2006 11:10 PM, Blogger Claire said...

hi kim.... ta re the fonts.... perhaps u could tell me how to include my "own" links - the sectino under profile....

 
At 5/09/2006 6:33 AM, Blogger gail said...

Matt Redman at the Doves. What more could any woman ask for !!!!

 
At 5/13/2006 12:06 AM, Blogger Kimmer said...

well I can think of a few things! heehee :)
just kidding you Mattie fan!

 
At 5/18/2006 6:11 AM, Blogger gail said...

Happy birthday to you,
Haooy birthday to you.
Happy birthday dear Kimmer,
Happy birthday to you!!!!

With much love form Blue.

 
At 5/19/2006 12:01 AM, Blogger Kimmer said...

Oh just saw this now -
thanks so much Blue -
very sweet of you and
much appreciated!
love
Kimmer :)

 
At 5/21/2006 2:05 PM, Blogger eliz said...

Hi Kimmer,

thanks for dropping in!well from Gail I guess my nickname is Bizzy Lizzy...cause I am very Busyyy!

But praise God right?!! Ilove all my jobs and am making lots o money, and have the weekends off something new for me in the last 6 years so I am content!
thanks for your prayers in the beginning of spring girl!!

how are things going in your world?

off to home depoit to buy more spray paint now I am painting chairs and table to match my potts which turned out very nice, remember stone look? well painting chairs like a with a rustic metal finish, hope they turn out!

love in Christ sister, and will be on to night I think...

 
At 5/29/2006 5:55 AM, Blogger gail said...

Welcome home Kimmer!!!!!

You were missed.

Glad to have you back. Hope you had a good break.

Love Blue

 
At 5/31/2006 10:53 PM, Blogger eliz said...

Kimmer welcome back!! missed you do tell of the time you had.

 

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