Scripture: Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Devotional: Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? The mercy of God sort of feels this way as expressed in today’s passage doesn’t’ it? We show mercy and will receive it. We receive mercy, so we extend it. There’s a circular pattern to the mercy of God. A pattern that continues to turn again and again as long as we don’t stop the cycle.
God’s mercy is unending. When you’re able to receive God’s mercy and then extend it, you keep that pattern going and honor God’s gift in that way. And you’re able to fully live out your calling to be an agent of God’s mercy.
- Is there anything standing in the way of the pattern of God’s mercy being received and extended in your life?