“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” Matthew 5:7
What is mercy? D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote, “I think perhaps the best way of approaching it is to compare it with grace. You notice in the introduction to the so-called pastoral epistles that the apostle brings in a new term. Most of his other epistles start by saying ‘grace and peace’ from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, but in his pastoral epistles he says ‘grace, mercy, and peace’ and there is thus an interesting distinction implied between grace and mercy. The best definition of the two that I have ever encountered is this: ‘Grace is especially associated with men in their sins; mercy is especially associated with men in their misery.’ In other words, while grace looks down upon sin as a whole, mercy looks especially upon the miserable consequences of sin.”
There are many wonderful examples of mercy in the Word of God. This Sunday morning we are going to look at three of them that will give us a clear understanding of how we “shall obtain mercy” in a message titled “Marvelous Mercy”.
This Sunday is Potluck Sunday so pray the Lord would put someone on your heart to invite to come and hear this powerful gospel message and share a meal with us.
God bless you all!