There is a passage of Scripture that I find myself thinking about more and more as I observe what goes on in the news. I’m referring to the Words of Christ found in Matthew 5:7: “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy”.
It would seem that humans are less and less merciful with each other as time goes on. The news is filled with acts of violence, deceptions and scams of every kind; all at the hands of individuals who did not think to have pity on their victims or the families that are hurt by their thoughtless acts.
I suppose it is online cialis easy to conclude that people who carry out these dreadful acts are guilty of not being merciful; but, what mercy is Jesus speaking of in this verse?
I would propose to you that that kind of mercy spoken about here is not necessarily refraining from committing terrible acts, but engaging in (much needed) good ones. In Matthew 25: 31-46, Christ presents proactive acts of mercy as the test of admission into His Kingdom. Feeding and clothing the poor, providing a drink to the thirsty, providing shelter to generic viagra online the homeless, visiting the forgotten in prisons and visiting the sick.
As I try to be honest with myself; could it be that I’m guilty of being merciless despite being so busy at my fake viagra side effects local Church?
I remember meeting a brother many years ago at a new church I was visiting. He canada drugs online cialis was diagnosed with an incurable case of cancer. Some time after hearing the news, I called him at home to let him know I was praying for him. I was so new at the church that he never quite placed who I was, but we had a pleasant conversation. When we were saying goodbye, he shocked me with these words: “I have been at this church for over 30 years, and you are the first person who has called me”.
I don’t mention this to be judgmental reliable online pharmacy canada or make myself look good. I only bring it up as an encouragement to all of us. Mercy is an action word and when we are not in action, we may be just as guilty of the very thing we so easily blame on the “bad guys”.
In Matthew 5:7:, Christ promises that those who are merciful, “shall obtain mercy”. That is a beautiful thought when you consider who we are going to obtain mercy from. Proverbs 3: 3-4 encourages us with the following words:
“Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man”.
What a beautiful promise. If we remember to show mercy to others, God will make sure that we are treated with mercy in return. But His mercy will not stop there. In the day He returns for His Children, He will invite us to enter His Kingdom despite our short comings.