Jesus on Mercy

mercyWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re in the midst of a series entitled JESUS ON EVERYTHING. Today’s topic: MERCY.

God’s mercy was a topic often on Jesus’ lips. Here’s a collection of merciful verses to store up in your :

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. (Matthew 5:7)

Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners. (Matthew 9:13)

If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. (Matthew 12:7)

Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you? (Matthew 18:33)

Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. (Matthew 23:23)

Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you. (Mark 5:19)

Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (Luke 6:36)

God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:17)

Mercy was a focal point of one of Jesus’ most famous parables — the Good Samaritan. Here’s how he concluded that story:

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” (Luke 10:37)

Amen!

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