James 2:13 – because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
When I was younger, my brother and I loved to play a game called ‘mercy’. It’s when you put your hands together and you have to wrestle each other until someone caves and says mercy because they’re starting to get hurt. As soon as one person says the word mercy, the game comes to an end. Yes, I don’t know what compelled us to play such a game – and even more, I always ended up losing so I have no idea why I wanted to keep playing.
The definition of mercy is compassion or forgiveness shown towards someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.
Don’t you just love that God has mercy upon us? That instead He has allowed mercy to triumph judgment!? Because let’s face it, we’d all be in trouble if it were the other way around. We’ve all messed up in different shapes and forms. We all continue to do it. Imagine if mercy didn’t exist.
Just as it says in Matthew 10:6, freely you have received; freely give. We have freely received the undeserved gift of mercy from our Father in Heaven. And now we need to freely give that same gift to everyone people in our world. Remember that mercy triumphs over judgment. Mercy is greater. God is greater. Don’t let our worldly, broken actions destroy our Heavenly destiny. Have grace and have mercy. Forgive and forget. Move on.