I AM AN 80 YEAR OLD MALE, BORN AGAIN, CHRISTIAN WITH A LOVE FOR JESUS. I DO NOT GET OUT MUCH ANYMORE BUT FIND THAT TELLING PEOPLE ABOUT THE LOVE JESUS HAS FOR THEM IS NOT ONLY WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO BUT SOMETHING THAT THE WORLD NEEDS.
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"HAVE YOU ACCEPTED GOD'S MERCY?" BY DAVID MCMILLEN
HAVE YOU ACCEPTED GOD'S MERCY?
AS YOU KNOW I AM ALWAYS LOOKING UP WORDS IN THE DICTIONARY AND I HAVE ONE MORE FOR YOU TODAY...."MERCY". I FOUND THIS DEFINITION IN THE 1828 WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY. IT IS LONG BUT I AM GOING TO QUOTE IT HERE. "That benevolence, mildness or tenderness of heart which disposes a person to overlook injuries, or to treat an offender better than he deserves; the disposition that tempers justice, and induces an injured person to forgive trespasses and injuries, and to forbear punishment, or inflict less than law or justice will warrant. In this sense, there is perhaps no word in our language precisely synonymous with mercy. That which comes nearest to it is grace. It implies benevolence, tenderness, mildness, pity or compassion, and clemency, but exercised only towards offenders. Mercy is a distinguishing attribute of Jesus. ONLY BECAUSE OF HIS MERCY ARE WE SAVED BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH.
ALSO TAKE A LOOK AT THE DEFINITION IT IN THE FREE ON-LINE DICTIONARY. "Compassionate treatment, especially of those under one's power; clemency. A disposition to be kind and forgiving:" THE GREATEST FORGIVENESS COMES THROUGH JESUS BECAUSE OF HIS MERCY.
EPHESIANS 2:4-5 TELLS US A LOT ABOUT THE MERCY OF GOD WHERE IT SAYS "But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)".
MERCY....FAITH....GRACE....ALL CONNECTED. WE ARE SAVED BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH BECAUSE OF GOD'S MERCY. WE ARE SO BLESSED AND TO REALIZE THAT THIS IS ALL FREE IS "TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE NEWS". HOWEVER, IT IS TRUE. IT IS A GIFT AND ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS ACCEPT IT. IF YOU HAVEN'T RECEIVED YOUR GIFT, IT IS WAITING FOR YOU. IT WILL BE THE BEST GIFT YOU WILL EVER RECEIVE. AND, IF YOU "CHRISTIANS" HAVE ANY DOUBTS, PLEASE TALK TO JESUS AND MAKE SURE. YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO TAKE ANY CHANCES.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.