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MERCY AND TRUTH

       “Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love him and keep His commandments” (Deut. 7:9) (NKJV)

We are alive today not on account of our own righteousness (Isa. 64:6) but because of God’s mercy (Rom. 9:16) towards us, which are new every morning (Lam. 3:22-23).  Every day has its own mercy and it is His mercies that keeps and protects us.  We must never forsake the mercies of the Lord.  Outside the mercies of the Lord, this life will be a struggle (Ps. 119:64).

God can only deal with us from the platform of covenant and mercy.  The operation of the law without mercy is death.  God is everything mercy could ever hope to be.  God is full of mercy (Ps. 111:4) and great are His tender mercies over all his works (Ps. 145:9).

God created us for His own pleasure (Rev. 4:11).  A life that does not please God is a wasted life.  God wants to bless us in order that we too can be a blessing to others.  He expects us to be a carrier of mercy (John 13:35).  We must not allow the issues of this life to harden and make us so heartless, that we forsake the mercy of God (Ps. 18:25). If you are not merciful, you would forsake your own mercy (Matt. 5:7).

When we yield ourselves to be used by God as His vehicle of mercy, only then can we be sure that God will show us His mercies.  We must seek daily, every opportunity to be merciful to someone else in order to find favour and right standing in the sight of God and man (Prov. 3:3-4).

Mercy and truth are critical for success in this life (Prov. 3:3-4).  Truth becomes legalistic in the absence of mercy and mercy without truth becomes sentimental.  God’s covenant and mercy is only available for those who keep His commandments (Deut. 7:9).

We must allow God’s mercy to flow through us, because that is the oil that fuels the gospel of the Kingdom.  Mercy always triumphs over judgment (James 2:13), and even the lawful captives are set free because of mercy (Isa. 49:25).

God is looking for outlets to pour out His mercies, therefore, we must position ourselves today in a way that we can obtain His mercy (Hab. 4:16).  We must not only be interested in the things of the Kingdom we must also learn to redeem the time and number your days (Ps. 90:12) by moving His Kingdom forward, because the days are evil (Eph. 5:16).

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