KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:7 KJV “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.”
The Lord gives further another tonic for happiness. He says those who are merciful will live a life of happiness. If you are always feeling depressed or disturbed then you might not have been showing mercy. Mercy is the foundation on which forgiveness functions. There are many people who are finding it very difficult to forgive their offenders. They justify their grounds not to forgive. Well, this is most unfortunate, because your happiness and joy will remain buried. Hebrews 12:15 KJV “Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;” Mercy protects you from failing of the grace of God. By mercy bitterness will not take a hold of you.
IT takes mercy to help the poor. Prov. 14:21 KJV” He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he”. It is a sin to despise the poor when you are in the capacity to help. Dear child of God mercy for the needy gives you a great standing with God. How can you be depressed when God is favourably attracted to you? Prov 19:17 KJV He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay by him again. Can you imagine investing in God for a latter time withdrawal? Mercy makes this possible.
Mercy will turn turbulent hurting homes into havens of peace. All the quarrels and the heart breaks in our homes proceed from disobeying the call to show mercy. What is the biggest barrier and hindrance to a life of mercy? The answer is SELFISHNESS. As a Christian you have been delivered from every selfishness. Jesus died and slew the old man of selfishness. It is Christ who is presently alive in you. Let the Spirit of Christ show mercy to the one who has hurt you. Show mercy to the poor. God will likewise show mercy to you. Whatever is legally claiming your life will be stopped because God has had mercy on you.
GOD has shown mercy on me, so I likewise show mercy to all persons. To the man or woman who hurts me, I show mercy. I am favourably attracted to the poor because I show mercy on them too.
Prov 21:13 KJV “Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.”
Prov 22:9 KJV “He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor” .